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A lightweight rope for glacier travel or quick rappels.
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How would this rope work for Crevasse...
How would this rope work for Crevasse Rescue, hopfully just training. But is it strong enough to hold the weight of a person in a crevasse, and is it thick enough to prusik up?
The Rando 8mm is a perfect rope for glacier travel and crevasse rescue. The rope is more than strong enough for crevasse work (that's what it's designed and rated for), and you can certainly prussik back up an 8mm line. I prefer using tiblocs or other (similar) mechanical ascenders, but I've prussiked on an 8mm line before...so it's totally doable.
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This rope is absolutely perfect for crevasse rescue. My son and I are carrying each one such a rope in 30 m lenght and it's a perfect safety setup with a Mammut RescYou belay device while freeride skiing on glaciers in the french/italian/swiss alps.
However, this rope is a twin rope and must be used as twin for alpine climbing usage in case of a free-fall fly. Make sure to never use this rope as single in case of a free-fall fly during climbing !
Safe travels over the glacier
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Traveling over bergshrunds is risky business. It is nice to have this lightweight rope at hand to keep things safe. I hope to never use it in a rescue situation, but it is light enough to hardly notice its in the pack for the ski down..
Beal Skimo Rope
I have used this as a glacier rope for two people and carried it on big skimo days either on its own or paired with a superlight 5mm tag line. It packs small, is lightweight and seems to be fairly durable. Also nice to have as a just in case for belaying trickier than expected sections scrambling or on glaciers.
We had just summitted the highest mountain in Sweden, at 7200 ft its a whopper... then we went and rappelled into this cool line and a 5000 foot descent. Such a light and perfect application for this rope.
This rope has been coming along for years. Its so great to split up the weight of a sixty by carrying two 30m. Obviously some disadvantages but overall pretty great. It also comes along as a safety rope, which it wouldn't if it was sixty metres.
They say you should always carry a rope when going into the unknown, this is one you won't feel the weight of but will save you when you need it to.
Always on board
This lives in the bottom of my ski pack with my Camp Alp 95, Camp Photon, and DMM Bugette. I've always like the thinner lines from Beal (I use a set of Ice Lines as well) and these are no exception. It is a great rando rope to have when you need to rappel short sections or do some simulclimbing while out skiing. The length is manageable and if your partner has one as well you have a versatile system for belaying, rappelling, and getting out of jams in the alpine. The weight is minimal and I have no problem bringing it with me on near any outing where I plan on being in terrain where I may need it.
Great value buy
This rope was perfect for the intended use as a light rescue when snowboarding off Piste. It fit well in a medium backpack.
I bought this for glacier travel and now use it for scrambling as well as backing up the occasional sketchy old school bolts that we come across. Nice rope for the price as well as only weighing around 1.5 pounds!
I bought this for a compact, light "scrambling" rope to use for short rappels and such. It works pretty well for just that. I have a couple of complaints though. First, I'm not pleased with the dry treatment. I took it out for the first time in the rain and it soaked up water like a sponge. I hung it up in my house and it took about 3 days to dry. I also question the durability. There are small strands of nylon poking out from the sheath after only one use. I don't think it affects the strength in the short term, but I don't expect this rope to last as long as the others. I've used several other ropes and none of them did anything like this.
This rope is awsome! I took it with me on a back pack trip for short repeals and it did just that