i am looking to buy some new double ropes, but cannot decide on 50m or 60m and make/model. I am looking for a good all rounder if possible for winter in Scotland, North Wales summer, and manly in the wye valley.
Also the grades would be, rock VD-HVS winter upto IV/V.
I have looked through the older threads and still confused.
I'd be interested to know where all these 60m VD-HVS pitches are. In my experience routes of this standard were generally established decades ago when short pitches were the norm. I have recently scaled down to 50m from 60m for my trad ropes and I am happy with less weight on the walk in and less rope to take in at every belay.
I recently discovered they were just long enough to scale the full height of Bosigran in one pitch if the second climbs the first two metres!
In reply to Kafoozalem:
climbed on skinny 60's for ages
can only ever recall using the full 60m on easy winter ground
my main activity is lakes trad
unfortunately my partner is wedded to 60's
my rope, 10m=400g
anyone remember 45m ropes