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Mammut Phoenix Dry Climbing Rope - 8mm ?
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Apr 16, 2016
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My family is taking a trip to Colorado in June. Were going to do some sport climbing in Estes Park. Then, after a few days to get used to the altitude, we are going to hike a few peaks. We will have our 6 year old with us, and I would like to get a smaller diameter rope for a little extra protection for him if the trail gets a little steep. I would like this rope to cross over for when the wife and I get a chance to some alpine/mountaineering. I have the Mammut Infinity 9.8, and really enjoy the way it has held up. Would this rope fit the task I'm looking for? ChaseSmallwood
From Paris, TX
Joined Apr 11, 2015
30 points
Apr 16, 2016
Why not use 30 feet of cord if it's just for the kid? Or pick him up? Doesn't seem all that necessary or helpful to have 60 meters of rope for hiking.

Is a great cord. Good for glacier travel and comes specifically in short sections for that purpose.
Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2014
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Apr 16, 2016
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backcounty.com has the 40m for $129. We plan on taking a trip to do some alpine climbing, and hike mount Rainier in the next year. I have the funds available to get it now, and just wanted some advice. I have never had to carry a rope very far, so I haven't considered something this thin. ChaseSmallwood
From Paris, TX
Joined Apr 11, 2015
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Apr 17, 2016
Its fine

Remeber to use 2 biners when belaying, rapping on a single strand

And if you use autoblock with a single thin strand to set up the biner so it cant invert

For mountaineering youll need to be careful as its a thin rope .... No rock/tree/boulder belays

I own and use the phoenix

Though if you get the 60m itll work as a tag line for yr main line

;)
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