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Please, what does it mean STD=standart?
And...

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Please, what does it mean STD=standart?
And what is better for normal climbing on rocks? DRY or STD?

Thank for answer.
Petr

Best Answer Responded on

STD does mean standard, and that's the best option for normal climbing. Basically DRY ropes are lighter when wet because they don't absorb water, but STD ropes are lighter when dry because they have no waterproof coating on them. Your call.

Responded on

Petr, there is one other consideration regarding dry ropes -- the dry treatment generally makes the rope more abrasion resistant, so a dry rope will probably wear a little better than its non-dry (standard) cousin.