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Gear Review

1 5

Pretty disappointed

Pat's review said this thing stands up to alot of abuse, but after 2 days of guiding on it, the rope had 2 core shots! The sheath literally seems to be deteriorating to the touch, quite scary really. Maybe I just got a bad cord, but your money is more wisely spent on another rope.

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maybe because this rope is for onsighting and redpointing hard sport routes, not guiding....

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as well as alpine and ice climbs might i add.

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agreed... not a guiding rope... actually its a bit scary to think someone would be guiding on a rope this thin

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i disagree. this thing held up a world of abuse, and only after a friend stupidly jumped over a ledge with a sharp edge did it get a core shot. if you are guiding, you probably wouldn't want this because of it's very high dynamic elasticity. you'll have many clients complaining about having to climb five feet plus over again.

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It's way too risky to guide on a skinny rope for a few reasons, not the least of which is trusting an inexperienced client to belay you with it. Thick rope = lots of friction = margin of safety. Also, this rope is not meant to be a "tool" in the sense that you're constantly on the rope (like clients will often be), repeatedly lowering, or taking multiple falls. Rather, this is meant to be a "just in case" rope, in scenarios where it will be weighted very little (tied in at an anchor, for example).