/ Alpine/UK Scrambling Rope?
Would the Serenity work well for these uses? has anyone got any experience using it? I was also looking at the Beal Rando 30 for less technical routes. Would the Rando work for UK scrambling as well, or is it more specifically for glacier/walking purposes?
Also, I have an old harness lying around that I no longer use (slightly too big for me) its had moderate use, and I have had it for about 5-6 years, what's the best thing to do with old harnesses? Can they be recycled?
Technique extreme in chamonix do good prices on 20, 30, 40m skinny ropes.
If as light as possible is really the criteria, then this thread may be of interest: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/climbing-on-a-single-halftwin-rope/107001829
I've got a 30m rando I use for interesting walks and adventures where I may wish I had a rope if I didn't have one, which I guess is what scrambling is. Interesting thing about the rando is that beal rate it for 5 falls in a single strand 0.8FF 80kg configuration. It's quite a supple rope, coming from someone who mostly owns Mammut ropes.
You could recycle it yourself, I harvested all the ziplock buckles off my retired harness :)
If you need a longer abseil you can always carry 10m-20m of 5mm cord or 5.5mm dyneema and rig to descend on a single strand.
I use a 30m half for scrambling. Most often it's to protect those less experienced on exposed sections.
I use a 50m serenity and swear by it. Its light, dry coated and if you're ever doing a cuillin route you'll be glad you brought 50m
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