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Love my Xion

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an excellent rope. I have the blue 60. It's extra thick sheath gives me peace of mind, and maybe even a little more confidence, before I start climbing. I don't even think about the rope when I am climbing but what climber does? It feeds like butter through my ATC and GRI GRI II. It gives a nice and comforable catch from 4 to 40 feet--and I am sure beyond. I use it for sport, trad and top roping. I have climbed with this rope many, many days in the year that I have owned it. I treat it well but like everyone inadertently subject it to bad rock now and then. I have no complaints about its durability. I find myself strangely emotionally attached to this rope. When I buy another rope, I am going to buy the green 70. I am a Xion guy for life, as long as they don't change it. Petzl did this one right. Photo of Andy M. leading at the King Pins, Vantage, WA, protected by our beloved Xion.

Love my Xion
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Hey Andy and Brad

My wife and I are coming to Wa State for a camping trip and are looking for some good climbing in the interior of Washington. Any other good places to climb?
What climb is this at King Pins?


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Hey Steve. We would recommend Leavenworth. We have not climbed there but hear it is superb. We also think it would be a great area to camp. The climb Andy is leading is called Whipsaw.