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Sexy little beast of a rope

I used this rope in conjunction with a 7.8mm Sterling Photon for glacier travel and ski mountaineering in Antarctica and loved it. Both ropes are fantastic by themselves, but used together you get a huge range of flexibility. You can lead vertical ice/rock with the Nano, cross glaciers and rappel with it. The sheath has a beautiful "hand" to it and it flows easily over snow and through carabiners, yet also ties nice, tight knots. The Nano is a lightweight, but full strength rope. About the only thing you shouldn't do with it is "work" routes or take repeated falls in quick succession, but as a ski mountaineering rope, it is perfect.

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That sounds like a handy rope system. How did you use the Photon in the system?