/ 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.
A quick search:
Will bring up these:
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!
Elsewhere on the site
2012 saw the release of the beautiful first volume of definitive Yorkshire Gritstone climbing, produced by the YMC with Robin... Read more
The Women's Mountain Equipment Cho Oyu Jacket is the perfect choice for female mountaineers an explorers who... Read more
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
Backpackers want an extremely liveable and lightweight tent at good price. MSR answers the call with the Elixir 2 tent and... Read more
The Kendal Mountain Festival 2014 proved once again to be a busy and inspiring four days of films, photos, music, art... Read more