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James Gordon - on 19 Apr 2019

I’ve got DMM pitch’s. Used a year. Developed a fluffy bit that looks only cosmetic but there is a bit more squishieness in that cm of rope.

is it gubbed or am I being an old women?

Had DMM 8mm ropes before and both got almost core shots in a single (hard) winter’s season. Bad luck or sign of DMM rope sheath durability?

Replacemt alternative: Got Beal Gully 60m. But Beal opera vs. Ice line (had some years ago) vs Cobras (ditto)??

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Jon Read - on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

What has gender or age got to do with it? 

The bottom line is that you need a new rope when you are starting to question your current rope. 

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d_b on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

Squishy section is more concerning than fuzz IMHO. I have only seen that once, with a rope that had just been hit by rockfall. I chopped and retired it.

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teh_mark on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

Squishy is good reason to suspect core damage. Even if it's fine, are you going to climb at your limit with that question in the back of your mind?

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krikoman - on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

Where's the squishy bit, can you cut it out and still have something useable?

Or is it in the middle?

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L 88Dan - on 21 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

Sounds like the sheath is fine but the core has suffered some damage. either cut off the damaged bit or retire the rope. You can't go wrong with a pair of Beal Cobra's too ;-)

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olddirtydoggy - on 21 Apr 2019
In reply to James Gordon:

A rope should feel consistant right down the length. If something inside the rope feels wrong I'd be retiring it. What price do I put on my life?

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James Gordon - on 21 Apr 2019
In reply to olddirtydoggy:

Chopped ropes so have a 35m pair for cragging. 

Thanks for thoughts. 

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