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A tough, thin line for a wide range of climbing.

Tie into the Mammut Tusk Climbing Rope for everything from sporty redpoints to all-day alpine climbs. Thanks to its superDRY finish and low weight, the Tusk does the trick when ounces and durability are equally important and it stops water absorption on ice pitches or when you get caught in a storm.

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One of the pictures of the labels shows 6-7 UIAA falls, but the specs on the left side of this page says 9-10. Has the rating changed, or is your info inaccurate?

I have noticed many discrepancies in the product descriptions or specs, and it does not inspire trust in backcountry... It makes it hard to compare products when I can't trust your descriptions..

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I attempted to look into this for you but the Mammut offices are closed for the holidays. According to Mammut's website, the fall rating is 9-10. When searching a variety of other websites online I saw a few different numbers which doesn't help much. However, I have owned this rope for almost 2 years and it is awesome. Very durable, the bi-pattern is clutch, and the Superdry treatment is great. I would highly recommend it.

5 5

THE BEST Rope!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this rope for a couple years now. This thing is my baby.
A 70m is key for any adventure! I never have to worry about being short rope on a route. The dry core technology I can tell has helped sustain and maintain the quality of my rope and will always buy super dry core from here on out.
The only feature I wish this had was bicolor. It is so long and sometimes hard to find the midpoint marks....

THE BEST Rope!!!
Fun on the central pillar of frenzy

Fun on the central pillar of frenzy

Tusk is still doing work, last week I took it to Yosemite.

Dose anyone use this rope in a act?

Dose anyone use this rope in a act?

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Hey Ryan,

Are we talking an act like something you would see on Vegas Boulevard? Or did you mean ATC as in the Black Diamond ATC Belay Device. If its #2 then the BD ATC would work fine with this rope as the device is made for ropes ranging from 7.7 mm to 11.0 mm.

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And just in case you did in fact want to watch an act in Las Vegas, I have determined that this is a good one to investigate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQlzfxZmIGA

What is 70 meters in feet. I can't rember...

What is 70 meters in feet. I can't rember how to do it.

Best Answer Responded on

Just Kidding I remembered it is 229 if anyone is wondering

Swiss Made!

Check out the part at the end where they test ropes for quality assurance - rad!

5 5

The rope to do it all

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this rope for a handful of reasons. Of the many, this rope is durable, pleasing to the eye, and a great middle ground for different types of climbing. Although traditional climbing is my favorite, I still enjoy sport climbing, and setting up the occasional top rope for a friend. For this, the tusk is perfect. The 9.8mm diameter keeps the sheath in good shape even with a little rope drag on the top rope. However it is small enough that it is easier than hauling my larger ropes. I have found that the duodess is a great option because it makes simple work of determining the middle of the rope. Overall, this rope is fantastic.

The rope to do it all
4 5

A good cheap do-it-all rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own 70m yellow Tusk rope for 4 years or so.

First, it is a good do-it-all rope. Crag days, multipitches are OK. It is light and compact enough for long approaches especially when you are on a budget.

Second, been a good cheap rope it is a cheap rope. After the first mile or so climbing with this rope it fries. And more it fries more rope drag you have, and faster it gets more worn. Not a World class problem - for it's money Tusk does a great job in terms of longevity. It can eat a lot of dust. Surely it will. Not a World class problem again - just wash it frequently. Middle mark will disappear soon. Again, not a World class problem - get a cheap Sharpie Rub-a-Dub laundry marker and refresh it.

It is soft when you need a soft catch. It is stiff enough when you jug up.

Bottom line. Mammut Tusk is a good cheap do-it-all climbing rope. One of the best "my first rope" choice. For extra bucks one can easily find a rope that fits better with theirs climbing style. Anyway rope is just a rope and Tusk is a lot of rope for a little money.

4 5

Unique Experience, but Worth Sharing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just retired this rope after a good 2 years of frequent use. It actually looks great, and I haven't had the kinking problem others have had. Quite the opposite actually.... Let me preface: this is a superdry rope, and now I'm glad it is. The average rope loses 40% (approx) of its strength when wet, and within the first 5 months on this rope, my partner and I climbed all day/night on it in a 24 hour outdoor climbing competition... And it rained for most of the 24 hours. Afterwards, I considered retiring it, but decided to keep it around for gym use, etc. the weirdest thing happened though: the rope started getting super-stiff incredibly quickly. Its now so stiff, it feels like a 10.3mm or thicker! I've tried to stretch it back out, and I keep pulling it back out of retirement because it still looks so great, but I'm afraid this one is done. All said and done, I'm still incredibly glad that I did have this super-dry for that long day of wet, muddy climbing, and I'm fairly sure this is a rare experience, and with wet mud it probably needed to be retired anyway, but I've never seen a rope tighten up like this one has.

Does the blue rope also differentiate...

Does the blue rope also differentiate itself on either side of the middle? (split pattern)

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Hi Shelby,

Unfortunately, the blue colorway does not have the same bi-pattern that you see in the yellow version. It instead has black markings in the middle of the rope to help avoid those short-rope situations. Hope this helps!

would this be good rope for exploring the...

would this be good rope for exploring the nw glaciers/messing around in the gym/ski rapels?

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Definitely. It's strong enough to take falls, light enough to carry, and the dry coating will keep it from absorbing water.

5 5

Love it.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's very light, it pass very well trought the atc and gri gri, and you just feel it when clip in. For my first my rope I think a made the best choise.

1 5

rope kink

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rope is the worst rope i have ever owned it kinks none stop no matter how many times you flake it. i own the sterling equivalent and have never had one problem. Really disappointed in the quality of the rope. Got it originally to have a nice burly rope to multi pitch with and use as an every day rope without worry of it wearing out due to its burly sheath. overall just don't buy it if you want to lead belay safely and not have it get stuck on you when you pull it through the rap rings due to kinks.

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After using this rope for 2-3 yrs have had it kink far less than any other rope I've ever used.

4 5

Great rope, hard to find he middle

I bought my mammoth tusk rope 2 years ago. This is a great rope for most rock pursuits. I've taken it out top roping, single pitch trad climbing, multi pitch trad climbing, micro canyoneering, waterfall rappelling/ photography, and tree climbing. This is a great rope. I bought the 70 meter length specifically to climb at one area near Asheville North Carolina. I love everything about this rope (including it's semi-stiff feel) except: the center marker. It's a 2 dark blue lines for a center mark on the dark blue model.. It makes it quite tough to find. Not that huge an issue to me, but it could cause some serious trouble. I'd suggest this rope to anyone that wants to do some top roping, single pitch sport, or single pitch trad. The two colored model is worth the extra few bucks. Over all a killer rope.

4 5

Great Rope

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this rope climbing in the northwest, it has held up over a season of climbing (mostly sport, with a couple alpine routes). My only complaint is that it is very stiff, but I think that just happens with most of the thinner ropes. I would buy this rope again.