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Gear Review

4 5

Solid First Rope

Got a 50m on SAC as my first climbing rope over a year ago. It's held up well, and although the sheath has fuzzed a bit, if you take care of it it'll last. Still surprisingly supple considering the use it has seen.

My one complaint is the middle and end markers - they are black marks on a dark blue rope that can be difficult to see. Moreover, the middle and end marks are too similar; they're both black markings, however the middle one is a long black mark and the end markers are a number of short black markings. Next time I'll look for a rope that uses a pattern change at the midway point to make it that much more obvious.