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I don't know what to look for in a rope....

I don't know what to look for in a rope. I boulder all the time and now I want to do something a little different. I want to start off with some top roping outdoors then do some sport climbing. What size rope and what size should I look for?

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I'd suggest you go for a 10mm or bigger diameter rope, and the more UIAA falls, the better. If you're only using it for TR and then starting sport climbing later, having the added durability of a slightly larger diameter rope will serve you well. Once you progress and start working harder sport routes, then consider getting a smaller rope. For now, get something that you can use for a good while without worrying too much about having to retire it. Also, dry ropes add a premium to the cost - if you're not planning on doing any climbing in wet conditions (i.e. a sunny weekend warrior type), I'd even shy away from that feature. That being said, it is a nice to have just in case.

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This is an Awesome rope for what you wana do. very good price but like he said if you dont plan on climbing in wet conditions i would recomend the Beal Edlinger 10.2mm standard rope. its cheaper and still a really good rope

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I want to learn to repell but I weigh in at about 300lbs. What type of rope do I need to safely do this?