Posts Tagged ‘ropes’

  • Review: Sterling Velocity Rope

    Jul 29, 16 • 1548 Views • GearNo Comments

    I needed the perfect rope for my project. It had to be an 80 meter rope and it had to withstand a little more abuse than your average skinny line. I know that because I first worked the route, a 39 meter crack climb in Indian Creek, on a 9.2mm rope that...

  • Review: Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm

    Mar 30, 16 • 3178 Views • GearNo Comments

    It’s that time again when I need a new cragging rope. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or particularly light, just something durable that my partners and I can take a thousand falls on and never worry about it. There are lots of options out there, and the...

  • Review: Beal Stinger Unicore Golden Dry 9.4 mm rope

    Aug 31, 15 • 5703 Views • GearNo Comments

    How do you choose a single rope for multi-pitch and alpine climbing? Considerations include weight, dry treatment, durability, and the feel of the rope. Good looking is a bonus too. I’ve enjoyed climbing with the 9.4 mm Golden Dry Beal Stinger rope on...

  • Review: Beal Opera 8.5mm Rope

    Mar 4, 15 • 7724 Views • GearNo Comments

    Amongst the hot new climbing gear released this season, something I’m most excited about is the newest ultra-light triple-rated rope, Beal’s 8.5 mm Opera. Rated for use as a twin, double, or single rope, the Opera not only surpasses the 8.6 mm Edelrid...

  • Review: Mammut Sensor Rope

    Nov 1, 14 • 2927 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Mammut Sensor is a perfect name for a rope that encourages safety in the way it feels and handles. Retail: 60 meter, 10mm: $299.95  70 meter, 10mm: $319.95 I’ve climbed on Mammut ropes more than any other brand, and they have proven to be reliable and...

  • Review: Edelrid Corbie 8.6mm Rope

    Oct 25, 14 • 4558 Views • GearNo Comments

    Light is Right! is the new slogan for today’s alpinism. We pare down the grams in our clothing, sleep systems, and carabiners…but is it worth going light on a rope? After all, the rope is the major non-redundant link in the belay system; if you’re a...