/ How long a rope for abseiling on the Skye Cuillin ridge?
I'm hoping to do the ridge sometime soon and I don't want to be burdened down with any heavier gear than necessary. So as a competent climber, I'm just wondering what the shortest doubled rope is that I can get away with for the required abs?
That advises a 40m single for the route.
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Depends what direction you go. If you are going N to S you will need 45m and a little scramble at the bottom of Naismiths on stretch.
S to N you can manage on shorter.
I took along a 40m of 5ml rope which was very light and felt very adequate for abbing.
Yep - seemed very thin but felt OK when you set off.
Had planned to abandon the 17m length tied off to the Pinn chain but decided against littering & investigate the old way of descending short end. The flake has a perfect wee pyramid top for running a rope over but was far more entertaining trying to hold the 6mm on while tying italian hitch with one hand!
Yet to find the balls to downclimb the short side unroped!
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