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Rope feedback on Mammut infinity classic, eternity classic and Edelrid Boa eco

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mc813 · · San Antonio, Texas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 25

Currently in the market for a 70m all-around rope to replace my 10mm 60m Edelweiss flashlight. It will be used primarily for trad (on Enchanted Rock granite if that matters) and for occasional trips down to Potrero Chico, I have a 30m which is used for my normal gym/sport use. Does anyone have any input on which out of these 3 would be best for my situation?

One caveat is I'm limited in my selection by what's available on eBay, as I have "eBay bucks" which are only able to be used on items available on their website.

Highlander · · Ouray, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 255

For sharp granite like E-Rock I would go for something with a thicker more durable sheath. Some of your lighter ropes with thinner sheaths will get shredded by course rock a lot faster.

Trevor. · · Boise, ID · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 849

My infinity has been ridiculously durable for its stated diameter. It's a bit stiff, but it's still in excellent condition after upwards of 1000 pitches, mostly on granite and desert sandstone.

Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 483

I've had a boa eco since April, it's been used around 400 pitches. Lots of granite (some rough low angle) and a fair share of sport projecting. Sheath has held up well and no soft spots yet. Nice catch.
Medium hand, not stiff like my sterling nano, but not a noodle either.

You can't go wrong with the infinity either, that's a great rope.

steverett · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 105

I've had my Infinity since 2012, it's holding up great. Pretty much only used for trad, so it doesn't get weighted much, but it's been dragged over a lot of rock in those 4.5 years

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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