Climbing Ropes come in many types and can be categorized based on different properties. This section covers the different types of ropes which indicate the type of test performed. Know the features of Single, Twin, and Half Ropes.
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Good read. And very informative thankyou. I''m not entirely sure how you define a fall though.
I''m looking at buying a rope, mainly for indoor leading but a bit of outdoors too, and am not sure about the durability. The ratings for each rope give a certain number of falls as a guideline on when to replace the rope, but there are many ways you can fall!
Is there a certain distance you have to fall to constitute a "fall" as it is viewed by UIAA standards? Or alternatively, is this a matter of personal opinion?
Also, are there any tell tale signs for when a rope is needing retirement?
Any help would be much appreciated.
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In answer to David Perkins, and his durability question; I''ve just bought a brand new Beal Cobra II. The new style safety booklets that come with "approved" ropes are pretty informative on this. They are suggesting anything between a year for heavy regular use, barring obvious damage and up to 10 years for a rope that rarely sees the light of day and has taken no falls. Grit, sharp edges and falls are the real rope killers.
A great article that''s not over complicated, just the information a buyer really needs to know. Cheers guys.
I am not versed in climbing techniques and gear. I purchased 150'' of Edelweiss Speleo 9mm low stretch rope. We do a lot of camping and wanted a good rope for the purpose of crossing streams and lowering gear or people down short drop offs and going down steep hills. I bought this rope because I got a good price on it. I would appreciate any input on the quality of this rope. Thanks