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Mar 5, 2013
I recently purchased a 70m 9.8mm Edelrid rope. When it was packaged it had 3 tight plastic bands holding it in a coil. When I cut the bands off I noticed that they left small indentations on the rope where the bands were. It has been about 4 days and the indentations seem maybe slightly smaller, but mostly unchanged. Has anyone else experienced this before? Should I be worried about the integrity of the core? Andy.J.Stevens
From Morrison, CO
Joined Feb 27, 2013
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Mar 5, 2013
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No. Evan Sanders
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Mar 5, 2013
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send it to me and I'll inspect it free of charge. Brian Hudson
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Mar 6, 2013
Andy.J.Stevens wrote:
I recently purchased a 70m 9.8mm Edelrid rope. When it was packaged it had 3 tight plastic bands holding it in a coil. When I cut the bands off I noticed that they left small indentations on the rope where the bands were. It has been about 4 days and the indentations seem maybe slightly smaller, but mostly unchanged. Has anyone else experienced this before? Should I be worried about the integrity of the core?


Not at all. This is normal and those indentations will go away with normal use. I have about 5 Edelrid ropes (used to work for them) and they all had that for the first little while and now they're all fine.
John Wilder
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Mar 6, 2013
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Unfortunately, those bumps are dangerous. The only way to get rid of them is to take a lead fall on trad gear after you have placed a cam in passive position and factor 2.5 on nylon while being belayed with a gri gri 4. Greg D
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