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Ice lineor Dry ropes

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Matt Burrows · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 0

What advantage do ice line have over dry ropes? Beal variants for instance both have <1.5% water uptake and weight the same? 

is there anything else that is special about ice lines?


Kyle Tarry · · Portland, OR · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 162

You're confusing 2 different things.  The Beal Ice Line is just a model name for a particular rope.  Dry is a generic term referring to any rope with a water-resistant dry treatment.  

The Ice Line is available with a dry cover and full dry treatment (Beal calls this Golden Dry), for ice climbing I would always do full treatment and not just dry cover.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,785

Ice Line is what you get when you take a NON-dry treated rope up a waterfall at 10 F.  Also called a steel cable.

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