Gear Review

5 5

i couldn't destroy it

This was my first rope, and boy did I put some mileage on it--top-rope and lead. I dragged over the worst J-Tree rock, wedged it in cracks, basically everything you shouldn't do, and it held up.

I actually only retired it (i.e. cut it in half for a gym rope) only because it was 5 years old and I wanted an excuse to buy a 70m 9.8.

I've used a lot of my buddy's ropes and the mantle definitely did not hold up as well as this one.

I've been climbing on my friend's Mammut Tusk 9.8 a lot, and it's a good rope too, but I'm just hooked on this burly metolius.

It's not light, but it last forever. I got every penny out of it and then some!

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Great review. I am definitely thinking about this rope