I bought myself a set of halves this week. I was pretty pleased to find 50m mammut genesis ropes for £200 (including postage) from urban rock. I got the ropes I wanted at £25 to £40 cheaper than all the other online shops and they arrived within 2 days
I've never bought a pair of ropes - when I started climbing it was customary to own one rope in the knowledge that whoever you climbed with also had one. So what happens now? Sounds like for every route climbed there could potentially be a pair of ropes left at home /in the car - great for gear shops (and thieves?), bad for climbers pockets or maybe it's just a wealthy persons pastime these days? No criticism intended I'm just intrigued as to the need to own two ropes.
Ok, I was being slightly tongue in cheek about the go outdoors stuff - Howerver, I would always rather support a shop that was independently owned. It's the lefty/guardian reading/tofu eating part of me.
The reason I own both - gives me more options with partners (especially as most Of my friends seem to boulder or sport nowadays). My main climbing partner is also the missus, so it helps when we own both ;)