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Lightweight safety for wandery and wet alpine routes.
Wandering alpine routes, ice climbs, or technical ascents call for a tough, water-resistant line like the Mammut Genesis Dry Climbing Rope. Certified to be used either as a half or twin rope, the Genesis weighs just 47 grams/meter, so it's not hard to pull up a peak, and it's treated with Mammut's Protect technology, which uses both Coated Sheath and Coated Core dry treatments to keep it from absorbing water, so it continues to handle smoothly and won't pick up extra weight.
- Half or twin rope
- Coated Sheath and Coated Core dry technologies
- 47 grams/meter
- Item #MAM00DR
- Q & A
On 4th Set of Mammut 8.5mm Doubles.
I started with the 50m ropes, and now have 60s. Just re-lead Crying Time Again this week, but using a 60m lead cord. What a difference double-ropes make for reducing rope drag! Also, smaller/lighter partners appreciate the handling and ease of rappelling (i.e., usually not being heavy enough to easily rap down thicker ropes on lower angle rock). My Valley rope quiver includes a Mammut 9.5 duodess dry 60m cord, to accompany my 8.5s, which can always be split into trail ropes. I am convinced that dry treated ropes in general are worth the investment. For example, ever tried to dry out a "non-dry" rope after it has been soaked in a High Sierra thunderstorm? How long will it take? I say it will take days, ruining your trip, or worse.
Mammut Genesis 8.5mm
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After roughly 20 pitches, the Genesis 8.5mm's are holding up nicely. Sheath is durable and the ropes handle really well. While smaller, they seem to handle and feel like the Mammut Infinity which is a positive. Comparing the use of these 8.5's as twins/halves, my climbing partner and I found the 8.5's a little easier to manage on multi-pitch than using a single rope with some sort of tag line -- every climber has their preference though.
I would definitely purchase these ropes again based on performance so far.
Dunno about alpine, but great for rock
maybe I'm into 'old school,' or I'm paranoid, or maybe just weird, but I really like using half ropes. Sure, it's more of a hassle to manage, and can lead to some serious clusters if you don't pay attention, but I like being able to do full length rappels, split up the rope nicely for carrying, and being able to use these as twins/doubles whenever the situation arises.
These ropes in particular are great for rock - the most durable half ropes out there. this is definitely because they are also one of the fattest, but there is always a trade off. I'm happy mammut always adds a halfway mark - I don't always need to do a full length rappel.