Where to find cheap dynamic rope?


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James Cachelin · · Alameda, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hey all!

I'm a relatively new climber looking to make the switch outside. My biggest road block is the cost of a rope. Anyone know of some decent ropes for a low price?

Thanks in advance!

James

Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 12,867

Ebay...Bluewater Wave 9.3mm 70m...$139.99
No need to spend a fortune on your cord.

David Coley · · UK · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 0

Rope always seems expensive in the USA
This is a high st. retailer in the UK (no use to you, but just to point out the difference):

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/beal-karma-9-8-60m-single-rope-p390870

Brock B. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 203
Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,865

Sierra Trading Post.

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 730

http://www.fixehardware.com/shop/ropes/roca-kalimnos-9.8-rope-70m/

Jack C. · · Idaho · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 175

Hop on over to the "climbing" section of steepandcheap. That's where I got my last pair of doubles and I'm often surprised at how reasonable their rope prices are.

G Egbert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0
Gunkiemike wrote:Sierra Trading Post.
+1

If you happen to live near a Sierra Trading Post they have stuff in store that is not online. Yesterday I saw a 60m Beal Aviator at my local STP for $90. They also had a 70m Beal (model unknown) for $119.
CRAG-list-KILLA · · Wisconsin · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

Use active junky when ordering online... trust me almost all retailers I order on are there it's free and who doesn't like a check every 3 months to get gear for free when all you did was buy what u needed in the first place and +1 to Sierra trading post and +2 to back country for customer service
Activejunky.com

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 95

Check the sales. Here is a good resource to see what is out there:
http://blog.weighmyrack.com/all-the-ropes-that-are-on-sale-right-now/

Jordan Wisch · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Backcountry has some decent prices. I just got a Mammut Eternity (9.8mm) 60m rope with rope bag for $127

Edit: I agree the Active Junky mention. Backcountry's was 8% back when I bought it.

Andrew AJ Jackson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Gearexpress.com and ebay.com.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

So...what is your definition of ";cheap";? Ropes generally aren't cheap, nor should they be - they're literally keeping you alive. Would you really want to trust your life in a $20 rope? Obviously, if given the choice between quality ropes, you'll want to go with the best price, but I wouldn't go jump on amazon or ebay and buy the cheapest rope you can find.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 5

apparently wal-mart

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

Too soon, man. :(

Tom Powell · · Rawlins, Wyoming · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 55

It's relatively easy to find good ropes in the close to $100 price point. Gearexpress is a good source. I've bought quite a bit of gear from them.

gearexpress.com/climbing/ro...;price=100-120

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,865
Ted Pinson wrote:So...what is your definition of ";cheap";? Ropes generally aren't cheap, nor should they be - they're literally keeping you alive. Would you really want to trust your life in a $20 rope? Obviously, if given the choice between quality ropes, you'll want to go with the best price, but I wouldn't go jump on amazon or ebay and buy the cheapest rope you can find.
I don't see any indication that the OP is looking to buy anything other than a proper UIAA certified climbing rope. Certainly no one is steering him to a $20 rope. You're all stirred up about something, but it's not what's been said in this thread.
John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500

Since no one else has said it- your local gear shop.

Yeah, they may cost a bit more, but you're supporting a local business and your climbing friends and community when you spend your dollars at a local shop. With the continuing decline of retail, and the ever on the hunt dirt bag nature of climbing, if you don't support your shop- they won't always be there.

Save up, buy a rope at your local shop. Every local shop I've ever been to has a rope between $125-150 that'll be just fine for you- and if you catch them during a sale, you can probably find one for $100.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45
Gunkiemike wrote: I don't see any indication that the OP is looking to buy anything other than a proper UIAA certified climbing rope. Certainly no one is steering him to a $20 rope. You're all stirred up about something, but it's not what's been said in this thread.
Well, the thread title, for starters. It's just concerning for someone buying their first rope going for the lowest price possible. The $20 was a hyperbolic example, but people have shown up to crags with Home Depot ropes before, and there was a thread where multiple people had to work to dissuade someone from doing this. You're also assuming that the OP knows about UIAA certification. Just trying to make the point that price should not be the sole deciding factor.
sherb · · Loveland, Ohio & Wheat Ridg... · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 0
Gunkiemike wrote: I don't see any indication that the OP is looking to buy anything other than a proper UIAA certified climbing rope. Certainly no one is steering him to a $20 rope.
hahah true!

Maybe OP is fishing for someone to sell him a used rope. If I lived in Cali I'd sell him mine, although it's not a great idea to buy used ropes.
Nikolaas de Jong · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Walmart just bought moosejaw so wait a few months.....

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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