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Gear Review

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Rugged Bear

Pros: This rope stretchy! Good rope for rock climbing. I Ice climb and rock climb and got this to separate the sports. Water is a consideration when rock climbing. As understand it: If the rope gets completely soaked as this is a non-treated rope the chemistry of the core changes to have less strength (to withstand about 30% less force). This I assume to mean that it stretches more but with a lower maximum impact force.

Cons: Since this is non treated it will not be appropriate for lead climbing when wet or over wet rock.

Final thought: Not to be ones only rope if alpine climbing, mountaineering, and most importantly Ice climbing is likely to be a practical hobby or interests.