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Good deal from good vendor on 80m rope, new with tags $150. And a few other rope options



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Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275

I've had experience with this vendor several times over the years.
It has always been positive.

Likewise, this is a very good thin rope.
Not sure where else you are going to buy an 80M for $155
http://www.ebay.com/itm/352131177785?ul_noapp=true

The 70M is $5 cheaper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BlueWater-Ropes-Dynamic-Rock-Climbing-Rope-9-1mm-x-70M-Std-Icon-Rainbow-/351731179797?hash=item51e4cfe115:g:6xkAAOSw3ydVqVMa

Or for that matter a 9.3mm bicolor in 60M (though who wants a rope that short?):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BlueWater-Ropes-Dynamic-Rock-Climbing-Rope-9-3mm-x-60M-Std-Wave-BI-BL-/352131182727?hash=item51fca77087:g:G5MAAOSwQVZZgfcW

I've got no stake in this, but like I said, I've had many good experiences with this vendor and the prices are great, so I'm passing on the info.
Here's the rest of what they have:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=352131177785&ul_noapp=true&_ssn=gringoflojo&_sop=16

dsauerbrun · · Boulder · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 55

just a heads up; I bought that same 80m rope(different vendor) for $145. While it was nice to get a super cheap 80m rope, I will say that the bluewater icon is a piece of garbage.

I've been using it for 2 years as my main workhorse and it is quite annoying to handle. It is a skinny rope made to take abuse so the sheath is thicker than you would expect. I am inclined to believe that is the reason why it is very stiff and handles poorly. I've used 9.8s that are easier to handle than this thing.

The price is amazing and it being an 80m rope means it can survive multiple cuts(I'm 2 cuts in and down to 72m) before needing to be retired; but in the future I think I'm going to spend the extra cash to get a more supple rope which handles better.

For reference, I use a mammut smart alpine but friends have complained when using a gri gri on my rope.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275

Sounds like we have very different experiences with the Icon.  It is my 'light' rope of choice for the last few years.  Wears well and it a bit stiff for a 9.1, but I like it.
Jo, Kat, Bill, and other friends are all using the same ropes now, from the same guy (though we all have bicolor and paid more for that).


Anyway, buyer preferences notwithstanding, the price is very good, shipping is free, and the vendor has been reliable. 

Fritz N. · · Durango, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 115
Tony B wrote:

I've had experience with this vendor several times over the years.

Thanks for the heads-up. I miss the old days of the "Dirtbag Deals" affiliate links. :-(

AndrewArroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10

I've also bought several ropes (mostly short cuts of static to use as rigging) from Gringoflojo and have never had anything but good experiences. I'm pretty sure it's someone either working directly for Bluewater or immediately related to them because the seller only carries Bluewater ropes. 

Tylerpratt · · Litchfield, Connecticut · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 35

noo! Dont blow this ebay page up! Its a secret! shhh

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
AndrewArroz wrote:

I've also bought several ropes (mostly short cuts of static to use as rigging) from Gringoflojo and have never had anything but good experiences. I'm pretty sure it's someone either working directly for Bluewater or immediately related to them because the seller only carries Bluewater ropes. 

It is BMO rescue in UT.  They are getting the 'last year's colors' sort of BW stock.
Backcountry.com also does it for similar terms/price.

Idaho Ian · · Pocatello, ID · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 5

Just bought one from them as well, great experience. Hate to expose such good deals, but it isn't like its hard to find them on Ebay in the first place. I didn't realize they were out of date, will have to check the manufacturer's date on mine. I don't suppose it probably makes much difference as long as the rope isn't 10 yrs old, which they clearly aren't. 

Andrewww · · Concord, NH · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 620

Out of date just means last years model, just back stock Bluewater doesn't send out to retailers. They are out of Carrollton, GA, not UT.

JoeyJa · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 70

Been waiting for this seller to have a 80m dry 9.3mm Wave... Sounds like there are other options to buy new old stock? Anyone wanna provide some hints to me? :)

AndrewArroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10
Tony B wrote:

It is BMO rescue in UT.  They are getting the out of date BW stock.
Backcountry.com also does it for similar terms/price.

Their eBay id says they're "Just Rescue" based in Carrelton, GA. That's also the hometown of Bluewater ropes. https://www.bluewaterropes.com/contact/

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
Andrewww wrote:

Out of date just means last years model, just back stock Bluewater doesn't send out to retailers. They are out of Carrollton, GA, not UT. 

Their eBay id says they're "Just Rescue" based in Carrelton, GA. That's also the hometown of Bluewater ropes. https://www.bluewaterropes.com/contact/

Correct and correct.
I was mixing up BC.com and BMO Rescue in terms of location.

It is also fact that they are BMO...  (Blackjack Mountain Outfitters)
http://shop.blackjackmountainoutfitters.com/main.sc

I know this from having placed non-ebay orders with their management (Jonathan).

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
JoeyJa wrote:

Been waiting for this seller to have a 80m dry 9.3mm Wave... Sounds like there are other options to buy new old stock? Anyone wanna provide some hints to me? :)

Save the 'search' on Ebay and also check BC.com.
You can also write them @

info@BMORescue.com



Wes C · · Cleveland, oh · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 50

I've bought two ropes from them as well about a year ago.  You can't beat the prices, the shipping is fast, just another buyer with great experiences.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
JoeyJa wrote:

Been waiting for this seller to have a 80m dry 9.3mm Wave... Sounds like there are other options to buy new old stock? Anyone wanna provide some hints to me? :)

Well, then here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/382185733576?ul_noapp=true

and here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/352133059202?ul_noapp=true

Just depends on if you want it std or dry treated ($5 extra).

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
Daniel T · · Riverside, Ca · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 35

Thanks for the ebay links I've saved them for when I need a new rope.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
Daniel T wrote:

Thanks for the ebay links I've saved them for when I need a new rope.

I presume that you do understand that those ropes are gone when gone so there won't be a rope there.
What you need to do is save a search/watch for such an item.
IE: climbing rope, 80m, bicolor

JoeyJa · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 70
Tony B wrote:

Well, then here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/382185733576?ul_noapp=true

and here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/352133059202?ul_noapp=true

Just depends on if you want it std or dry treated ($5 extra).

Damn, I have been looking a lot and even emailed them a few days ago and again today... 

Purchased the dry! Thanks Tony :)

pfinnegan · · Boulder, CO · Joined May 2004 · Points: 65

Additional 10% off today.  Just bought a 70m dry Wave for $135!

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,275
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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