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By Erik Jenson
From Eugene, Oregon
Nov 16, 2013

Single line rope. Just curious.


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By Jesse Newton
From catskills
Nov 16, 2013
slide mtn, 4180 catskills

10m with no gear placed


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Nov 16, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

I've simulclimbed the 1st flatiron on an 8.4mm before. Does that count?


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Nov 16, 2013

8.9mm single line from Edelrid. my buddy uses it as his only rope for all his climbing.

I did Matthes Crest on a single 8.6mm half rope.


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By Gunkiemike
Nov 16, 2013

I lead ice from time to time on a 8.6 mm half rope. No big deal if you don't fall.


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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Nov 16, 2013
Mt. Agassiz

I saw some guys climbing Bear's Reach at Lover's Leap on 7mm Bluewater Accessory cord...yep.


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By nicelegs
From Denver
Nov 16, 2013

I did Bear Creek Spire on a single 8mm this summer. I wasn't worried about it being strong enough, rather, I was more worried if the belay device would work if I took a true whip.


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By Jon H
From Boulder
Nov 16, 2013
At the matching crux

My twins are Metolius 7.7mm lines. On several occasions I've climbed on only one of them.

A buddy of mine got his ropes stuck on rappel in Red Rocks and had to lead back up on his 6mm accessory pull cord so he could free his rope.


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By 20 kN
From Hawaii
Nov 16, 2013

8.5mm half rope on a sport climb. My partner and I got my rope stuck on Cloud Tower and my partner lead back up on my 6mm tag line.


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By DrApnea
From Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16, 2013

Wolfs head ridge route on a single 8.5mm half rope. Moderate climbing with low fall potential. I am sure a single strand of half rope would hold me on a lead fall but I'm thinking it would have stretched a lot longer than with two strands or a true single rope which then means more likely to ledge fall on something


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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Nov 16, 2013

A single Petzl Dragon Fly 8.2.


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By Jim Titt
From Germany
Nov 17, 2013

7.7mm


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By Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Nov 17, 2013
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"

0.0, but that guy really ran it out.


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By erickson
Nov 17, 2013

"No big deal if you don't fall."

Indeed, so why bother? ;^)


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Nov 17, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

I believe MacGyver once scaled a large skyscraper with dental floss.


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By jnrose5
Nov 17, 2013
Ouray...

Jon H wrote:
...ropes stuck on rappel in Red Rocks...


Yep...


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By Bryan Hall
From Bend, Oregon
Nov 18, 2013

This would be more interesting if it was "what's the skinniest rope you've ever seen someone fall on."


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By AKM1878
Nov 18, 2013

Bryan Hall wrote:
This would be more interesting if it was "what's the skinniest rope you've ever seen someone fall on."



I caught my buddy on a decent winger on a single 8.2 double rope.


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By Zappatista
Nov 18, 2013
Book me, officer.

All these stories about stuck ropes and leading on accessory cord are making me feel pretty sage about my decision to use a serviceable cord as a second rope. Even leading on my single newish 7.8 half rope seems like a Mensa move compared to climbing on a non dynamic rope for any reason.

Fatties rule. Enjoying my Sterling 10.1s but will be purchasing more Bluewaters when these start getting worn. The Sterlings seem like they handle well but don't have the five-star sheath quality I'm used to.


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By Jon Hartmann
From Ojai, CA
Nov 18, 2013

Climbed Blues Riff in Tuolumne on my 8.1.


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By Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Nov 18, 2013
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination Rock

Jim Titt wrote:
7.7mm


Yup.. I've led on 7.7 in the alpine. Not exactly comfortable... but it probably would have held


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By LeeAB
Administrator
From ABQ, NM
Nov 18, 2013
Once we landed we headed to Font to find a place to stay for the night before doing a day of wine tasting and heading to Buoux.

I believe Chris Sharma red pointed Just Do It on a custom cut BW 8.6mm, which at the time was quite thin, maybe not so much anymore.


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By Andy P.
From Wisconsin
Nov 19, 2013
Rainier

On easy alpine rock 8mm. Wasn't worried about it at all, but belayer should be set up for high friction (see other threads on that topic).


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By Mic Fairchild
From Boulder
Nov 19, 2013
personal photo

I led Wide Country (5.11) on an 8mm. Didn't fall, didn't want to.


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By saguaro sandy
Nov 19, 2013
Picacho

What a dumb question! I would prefer to trad lead on the skinniest full strength single line they make. If I can afford it. It's easier to lead trad on skinny ropes. Now I lead on nothing fatter than 9.2 sport or trad. Unless it's a freebie fat rope, then I would crag on it and climb on it at the gym.


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By Zappatista
Nov 19, 2013
Book me, officer.

^^^^Thread ruined.


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