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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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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...

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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!

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Thanks! good to know it's pre marked in the middle!

would this be good rope for exploring the...

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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.

5 5

Good!

Quite Good item !
great satisfied !

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.

4 5

Great first rope!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I snagged this up on a good deal 3 years ago and have been using it ever since. Great all around rope. Nice and lite, durable, smooth, and easy handling. I use for everything from sport climbing, to long trad multipitch, to alpine climbs. I absolutely love this rope. The pattern is a bit dark, making it difficult to see the middle mark. I occasionally revamp it with a "Rub a Dub" sharpie. All in all, you can't go wrong with this rope.

2 5

subpar and kinky

Bought this rope middle of last fall and already its starting to fall apart. i've only got about 10-15 climbs on it and the sheath is starting to fray and the core is starting to bulge out. additionally, all the reviews about the horrible kinkage of the rope are true. I like to think i take pretty good care of my ropes, but regardless of whatever i did i could never get rid of the kinks in the rope. I was out canyoneering in capital reef NP and we pulled the rope at the end of a 100+ foot rappel and the rope got snagged on a kink and we were stuck for over an hour until someone came behind us and freed the rope.

5 5

Long Lasting...Incredible Stretch

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I've had this rope for 3 years now. It is by and large, an incredible rope; probably the best I've had.

I've used it in several conditions, both wet and dusty dry, and it keeps taking the punishment. It performs smoothly and securely in every condition. It flakes out like a champ, has NEVER knotted up on me, and feels great under tension.

The stretch is wonderful on trad and sport falls. I've described it to my friends as "being ferried down to earth by angels"; when you take a serious whipper. It has had at least 3 hard falls, all of where at least 10 feet above the previous placement, and the "landing" was as soft as a baby's buttocks. Used it for toproping for an entire season (before I knew better); the rope was very comfortable here as well.

I will be retiring her soon, to my great chagrin but not to her defectiveness, just have a rule I have, "3 and through". She will make great anchor loops for the retrievable rappels.

Mammut makes truly unparalleled gear. You won't be disappointed.

Long Lasting...Incredible Stretch
5 5

Keepin me alive.

Good rope, runs smoothly through BD ATC Guide, is stiffer than others - but not problematic - keeps it from tangling . I have used this alpine climbing, but something skinnier would be preferable for that application - better for sport climbing. Overall great all around rope.

4 5

Great Rope

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At first the rope had major problems with twisting, but after about a month of climbing it broke in. I love it. I've beat it up pretty good and still in great condition.

Great Rope
5 5

like the weight and hand

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was using other ropes and got to really like the Mammut ropes: for that reason, I switched and actually started working with the company. A lot of people seem to like extremely soft ropes, and I can't figure out why. I prefer my ropes to have a slightly stiff feeling. I find it easier to make clips (especially on those steel perma-draws a lot of people are putting up at sport crags now) when the rope is stiffer. It's also easier to flake the rope and it doesn't tangle on itself so much. A stiff rope is also more confidence inspiring if someone will be jugging on it. I've been really happy with this rope, and it's hard to go back after you use a duodess for the convenience and safety.

4 5

It does its job, but doesn't offer more

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this rope pretty heavily for the past two years, and it's definitely performed the way a climbing rope should. It's not the best handling rope on the market, but it's quite durable for its diameter.
The way Mammut coils their rope in order to avoid kinking when taken out of the package is a nice feature that I now expect out of other ropes. It's so easy to screw up, so it's nice to have that peace of mind. The middle mark has stayed clearly visible through many, many pitches, which is another plus. The durability of this rope is not in question. It hardly shows signs that it's been in use for a while, besides that dirt it collects.
This rope gets dirty! It will quickly turn a shade of light-brownish yellow, even with one taking good care of it. Even washing it doesn't change this. Just know it will get dirty.
It's also pretty stiff. There's no "breaking in" with the Tusk. It will stay pretty stiff. I prefer a more flexible rope, and that's the main reason I will not be buying this rope again when I need to reinvest.
Personal preference aside, I think that the Tusk is a solid, work-horse rope for a 9.8, and that if you don't mind the stiffness and the dirt it collects, I would recommend it.

It does its job, but doesn't offer more
4 5

Awesome Rope

I finally got out and used my brand new rope, on a multi pitch climb in LCC here in the wasatch front. I love how this rope handles and it a good weight! Its a great dynamic rope, that is light enough for multi pitch climbs but other give you a sense a good security with the thickness. Great all around rope for sure!

5 5

great do all rope

Love the way the rope handles even after many pitches and is holding up great. Doesn't seem to show any major signs of wear. Looked at the image someone posted and who knows what they did but probably loaded it over something sharp. I use this for trad and sport on all kinds of rock and always impressed with how tight and non fuzzy the sheath stays.

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