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Oct 30, 2013
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john strand wrote:
There have been ads for Edelweiss 9.8 here for around US $110, don't know about UK pricing though

Agree, get a cheaper rope for a starter', maybe a 10.something,but easily under 140 bucks if you shop around. Top rope on it, beat it up, take your starting lead falls galore , and when you've mastered your outdoor rock technique, go for a better $$ rope in a season or two.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,277 points
Oct 30, 2013
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I've owned SIX Infinitys over the past six years, so yes I feel it's worth the extra money... Unless you're a beginning climber.

My other favorite rope is Mammut's lesser-known pricepoint rope the Climax. Amazing handling rope for the money!

And since you're planning to eventually use it outside make sure you buy a 70 meter.

Bearbreeder: Yard sale?
From Bishop, CA
Joined Mar 18, 2007
145 points
Oct 30, 2013
Not that it hasn't been said already but I absolutely love my infinity. Matt Simon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 11, 2012
3 points
Nov 3, 2013
Buy a rope that's on sale, quit worrying about it, and go have fun. All the newer ropes are skinny compared to not that many years ago. When I started 11mm diameter and 45m long was pretty standard - then 10.5 and 50 meters - now things just keep advancing. How fat your rope is won't affect 99% of the climbers out there anyway. Spend your money on gasoline to go climb more. Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
45 points
Nov 11, 2013
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I got a Tusk as my first rope. I've been happy with it, and I'm glad I went with a thick(ish) dry-treated rope. I would even say IF I wasn't hiking in to some of my climbs now, a 10.2mm would have been nice.

When you're new, the extra durability and dry-treatment is nice. Skinny ropes can't take as many falls, and you're going to wear them out faster. As it's your first rope, chances are you aren't yet an expert at protecting your rope, so you'll even be putting extra wear on it. For example, I know in the beginning I was not very good about extending the anchor just right for TR.

So, the Tusk is not delicious silky honey like some of the nice skinny ropes these days, but I'm glad I got a 9.8mm.
Patrick Shyvers
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 16, 2013
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