Gear Question

Never used a 9.5mm rope before. Is it too...

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Never used a 9.5mm rope before. Is it too thin to use with an ATC for rapping and belaying (especially with the teflon coating)?

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No, not too thin for an ATC (though it will make your heart pound the first couple times you use it). With any purchase, I'd say to test the gear out at home before you go outside with it so there aren't any surprises when you really need it. On that note, I don't use my 9.5 as much because I'm climbing mostly on sharp granite on moderate trad routes, which leads to a lot of abrasion. I'm happier with my 9.8 or even a 10.2, especially if it's getting used A LOT. Save this guy for redpointing and hard sport routes!

Happy trails!