/ good second rope
Have you thought of buying extendable quickdraws?
They weigh less than dragging up a second 10mm.
I agree with StevoS. Get some longer draws, plus you could also get 2 or 3 60cm slings and a couple of snap-gate carabiners and use these as runners (Super-log quick-draws). This would reduce rope drag well.
I would get a rope after, longer draws and runners are more useful when trad climbing than a new rope.
If you do want a new rope go for half ropes for trad climbing. A 10mm 50m is best suited for Sport or indoor climbing where as 2 8.5mm skinny 60m ropes would feel much better for trad.
Thank you for the advice.When I bought my first rope it was just to do some top-end scrambling but this has lead to full-on climbing ! I try to extend as much as possible but some routes have such big changes of direction that drag seems un-avoidable with one rope. Is it good practice to use both a thin and thicker rope ? or will this cause problems. I belay with a DMM Bug.
Buy a half rope to accompany your single, then when you can afford it buy a second half rope. Climbing long pitches on two single ropes will feel like doing power squats every time you clip them into quickdraws.
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