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Topic - 80m rope - dmm new breed, mammut galaxy or revelation?

snomad - on 11 Sep 2013
We're after an 80m rope for sports.

My 3 choices are above. I can't see that there's a lot to choose between them.

I like a bit of extra, erm ... girth. It makes me feel more secure & like it's less likely the rope is going to be dragged across an edge & sheared.

My boyfriend is harder core. He climbs harder routes, on his edge where pulling up extra weight whilst holding onto f*ck all might make a difference.

He wants the 9.1mm, I'm thinking the 10mm.

The weight diff between the lightest rope & the heaviest is 1.23 lbs. Is this enough to matter? Does this equate to pulling up .61 lb at the top of a 40m sports route?

As far as I can imagine, we will only ever use this 80m for sports (unless I'm being short sighted) - we have 50m twins for trad & 60 ice lines for ice.

Which rope shall I get? Any comments from people using any of these ropes?


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