/ Mammut Genesis 8.5 x 60m dry treated
- Alpine climbing, mountaineering and glacier travel
- Scottish winter
- British rock multipitch
Used mine for all of those, but in Wales/lakes not Scotland. No complaints, hardy ropes and abseils easy with 60/30m. Slick with an old style atc
Thanks, should have said not just Scottish winter but UK winter.
In what form did you use them in the alps? Climbing or mountaineering?
Cragging, pitching, moving together, lugging it around. That kind of thing.
Used them for everything for years, had 3 pairs. You can get lighter now but they are good.
So how did you find using one on it's own for glacier travel and easy alpine routes?
I've been using a pair of them for everything for well over 10 years now (not the same pair!). Very happy with them, handle well etc but like all ropes, the dry treatment does wear off. I tried reproofing one once with some Nikwax stuff. It did work but didn't last as long as the original treatment.
I've considered dropping to 8mm's to save weight but they just feel too skinny. Too slick in belay plates and too thin when there are sharp edges about. I know others wouldn't worry about these things but you have to feel confidence in your ropes.
Great ropes.. for Scottish winter Pheonix are probably better as lighter for walk ins.
For glacier travel, Uk multipitch also good.
The problem with them is when you go in the hut drying room its full of them just have to know which pair are yours.....
Now that's a clue as to how good they are.
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