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By Kirby1013
From Baltimore Maryland
Dec 20, 2013
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenstein Amphitheater

What do you guys think? The Wave would only be used for leading ice. I have a Mammut 10.5mm standard for leading rock. While I'm maybe over confident on ice I feel scared to death rock climbing. I was thinking Icon but 9.1mm.. NO way!


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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Dec 20, 2013

Kirby1013 wrote:
What do you guys think? The Wave would only be used for leading ice. I have a Mammut 10.5mm standard for leading rock. While I'm maybe over confident on ice I feel scared to death rock climbing. I was thinking Icon but 9.1mm.. NO way!


My ice rope is a millte 9.2mm. . .I would venture a guess that a 9.3mm as long as its dry treatment is in good shape would be a fine rope.

I took several things away form Will Gadd's blog, here is his take on ice and rope for multi pitch.

willgadd.com/simple-tricks-for-speed-on-multi-pitch-ice-rout>>>


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By Kirby1013
From Baltimore Maryland
Dec 20, 2013
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenstein Amphitheater

Thank you Jeff. The Wave is double dry. The rope I want is fancy! Haha.. Bi color too.

I just figure I shouldn't fall, I extend and backup my raps and since I need a 70m rope I'm not buying another 10+mm rope. I got two, one for TR and one for leading rock.


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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Dec 20, 2013

Kirby1013 wrote:
I just figure I shouldn't fall


Good call. Its one thing on rock when you are wearing slippers and rounded object. Its another when you are fitted with knives on your hands and feet and your racked up with tubular blades are well. Its best just not not fall on ice. I have seen an broken ankle on a top rope fall last ice season, crampon caught the ice. the climber fell maybe 1 foot total, not unreasonable on TR.


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