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Mar 9, 2016
Hey guys going to finally do my first el cap route (other than freeblast and east butt) and had a question or three about gear. Any of you wall junkies please chime in.

Haul rope - is there any reason a "canyoneering rope" wouldn't work for hauling a bag under 150 lbs. Have access to a 9.6mm x 60m. Seems like the canyoneering rope is very similar to other statics and the typical stats for elongation seems to be like low 2% for "standard static" lines vs. low 4% for canyoneering ropes

Protraxion vs. Minitraxion - I have a mini (not the micro) that's in great shape. With the above setup is there any reason the minitrax wouldn't work.

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Stark
From Portland, OR
Joined Dec 22, 2007
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Mar 9, 2016
Canyoneering rope should work fine. I personally like having >10mm ropes on walls, but if you just have a small bag might work fine.

Main reason Pro Traxion is preferred is the larger diameter, meaning less friction for you to overcome. Again, for a short (time-wise) route like the Nose, you should be able to 1:1 haul with a Mini without much fuss.
Ryan Huetter
From Mammoth Lakes, CA
Joined Apr 10, 2006
135 points
Mar 9, 2016
both will work just fine csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
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Mar 9, 2016
I use 8.3mm Imaly rope, its a fine option, because of low cost, low stretch, thick sheath. it also has an unbraided Core which means lower stretch and less spinning when free hauling Rob Warden...Space Lizard
From Between Zion, Vegas, LA, and my van
Joined Dec 19, 2011
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