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Jul 22, 2014
Me too. We shall see... OAW King
Joined Oct 30, 2009
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Jul 22, 2014
OAW wrote:
My last 3 ropes have been the 70m Maxim 9.5 Pinnacle and have resulted in core shots in the first week of use. Overall the fibers of the entire sheath fray under normal appropriate use from the first use alone. I will give updates from time to time on the Mammut. Thanks again for all the opinions! Matt

I own five Maxim ropes, three of which are Pinnacles, and all five of them have lasted forever. I whip on them like it's my job and they still hold up. I even climbed El Cap on one of them. Hands down one of my favorite ropes on the market.
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From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
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Jul 23, 2014
Not sure what to say... Maybe just bad luck on my part... Oh well... Thanks for the opinion though! OAW King
Joined Oct 30, 2009
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Jul 25, 2014
+1 on the Mammut 9.5 Infinity. I really like that it's not as stretchy or soft as the Sterling 9.2 nano - For heavier climbers, I think the lower stretch is helpful. Also I like the slightly stiffer feel for clipping. Rajiv Ayyangar
From Portland, ME
Joined Jun 22, 2010
140 points
Oct 26, 2014
Looking for a new rope. Seems there are a couple different lines of infinity: the classic series and the more expensive dry and duodess series.

I don't need dry treatment for wet circumstances, but looks like the dry rope also has somewhat different specs/construction. Concerning the rope wear issue, anyone know if the classic holds up as well?
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
60 points
Oct 27, 2014
My personal opinion and based off only my experience(climbing for 18yrs) is that ropes that are treated tend to last longer and maintain their original integrity longer than non-dry ropes. Again this is anecdotal on my part. Keep it clean, wash it from time to time, watch how it runs over rock... OAW King
Joined Oct 30, 2009
35 points
Oct 27, 2014
Thanks but really looking for direct experience/knowledge with the Infinity classic, especially any direct comparison to the dry.

But, how's your dry infinity working out compared to the maxims?
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
60 points
Oct 27, 2014
mountainhick wrote:
Thanks but really looking for direct experience/knowledge with the Infinity classic, especially any direct comparison to the dry.


I cant recall if I purchased the dry or classic Infinity all those years ago- more than likely it was the classic. Easily the most durable rope I ever owned- as I mentioned in my comment above.
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
1,495 points
Oct 27, 2014
John Wilder wrote:
I cant recall if I purchased the dry or classic Infinity all those years ago- more than likely it was the classic. Easily the most durable rope I ever owned- as I mentioned in my comment above.

The classic has only been around for a few years so it was probably the dry.
redlude97
Joined Jun 21, 2010
0 points
Oct 28, 2014
Huh - I had the exact same experience with my Sterling being a filth magnet. Weirdest thing, and washing it just resulted in, er, cleaner filth all over my hands. Ended up retiring it because everyone refused to climb on it. Stephen Minchin
Joined Sep 7, 2014
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Oct 28, 2014
mountainhick wrote:
Looking for a new rope. Seems there are a couple different lines of infinity: the classic series and the more expensive dry and duodess series. I don't need dry treatment for wet circumstances, but looks like the dry rope also has somewhat different specs/construction. Concerning the rope wear issue, anyone know if the classic holds up as well?


I have an older dry Duodess. Great rope, I've worn out several ropes since I bought it.
Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
0 points
Oct 28, 2014
I use the Trango Diamond - from everything to multi-pitch granite to mixed/ice.

rockandice.com/lates-news/tran...
Andy Nelson
From Fort Collins, Colorado
Joined Feb 6, 2013
293 points
Oct 28, 2014
Edelrid Eagle Light 9.5 is super duper durable.
dpmclimbing.com/climbing-gear/...
Moritz B.
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