/ Optimal rope length for Cassin Route, Piz Badile
Didn't do the cassin but regarding abbing the ridge we found 60s very useful and could skip plenty of stations (every 35m apparently), saved a good deal of time and faff. Good luck!
Did the Cassin and back down North Ridge on 50's with no problem.
What will affect your climbing time much more is how many other parties are on the route and if you are climbing faster or slower than them.
Other parties will speed your route finding (up and down) and you may learn by other parties mistakes.
Long abs are not necessarily quicker, certainly not if you get a stuck rope.
James, that is a very good point you make. Cheers.
Also cheers to the other replies. Some very helpful info. 50s seem to be the way to go.
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