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Nov 16, 2013
Single line rope. Just curious. E rizzle
From Eugene, Oregon
Joined Oct 18, 2013
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Nov 16, 2013
10m with no gear placed Jesse Newton
From catskills
Joined Dec 11, 2011
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Nov 16, 2013
I've simulclimbed the 1st flatiron on an 8.4mm before. Does that count? Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Nov 16, 2013
8.9mm single line from Edelrid. my buddy uses it as his only rope for all his climbing.

I did Matthes Crest on a single 8.6mm half rope.
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
1,495 points
Nov 16, 2013
I lead ice from time to time on a 8.6 mm half rope. No big deal if you don't fall. Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
1,850 points
Nov 16, 2013
I saw some guys climbing Bear's Reach at Lover's Leap on 7mm Bluewater Accessory cord...yep. Ryan Nevius
From Estes Park, Colorado
Joined Dec 29, 2010
824 points
Nov 16, 2013
I did Bear Creek Spire on a single 8mm this summer. I wasn't worried about it being strong enough, rather, I was more worried if the belay device would work if I took a true whip. highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From Colorado
Joined Oct 29, 2012
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Nov 16, 2013
My twins are Metolius 7.7mm lines. On several occasions I've climbed on only one of them.

A buddy of mine got his ropes stuck on rappel in Red Rocks and had to lead back up on his 6mm accessory pull cord so he could free his rope.
Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
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Nov 16, 2013
8.5mm half rope on a sport climb. My partner and I got my rope stuck on Cloud Tower and my partner lead back up on my 6mm tag line. 20 kN
From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
1,123 points
Nov 16, 2013
Wolfs head ridge route on a single 8.5mm half rope. Moderate climbing with low fall potential. I am sure a single strand of half rope would hold me on a lead fall but I'm thinking it would have stretched a lot longer than with two strands or a true single rope which then means more likely to ledge fall on something DrApnea
From Wenatchee, WA
Joined May 24, 2011
150 points
Nov 16, 2013
A single Petzl Dragon Fly 8.2. cdec
From SLC, UT
Joined Jan 3, 2007
155 points
Nov 17, 2013
7.7mm Jim Titt
From Germany
Joined Nov 10, 2009
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Nov 17, 2013
0.0, but that guy really ran it out. Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Joined May 6, 2010
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Nov 17, 2013
"No big deal if you don't fall."

Indeed, so why bother? ;^)
erickson
Joined May 17, 2006
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Nov 17, 2013
I believe MacGyver once scaled a large skyscraper with dental floss. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Nov 17, 2013
Jon H wrote:
...ropes stuck on rappel in Red Rocks...


Yep...
jnrose5
Joined Feb 21, 2006
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Nov 18, 2013
This would be more interesting if it was "what's the skinniest rope you've ever seen someone fall on." Bryan Hall
From Portland, Oregon
Joined Feb 16, 2008
75 points
Nov 18, 2013
Bryan Hall wrote:
This would be more interesting if it was "what's the skinniest rope you've ever seen someone fall on."



I caught my buddy on a decent winger on a single 8.2 double rope.
AKM1878
Joined Jan 20, 2012
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Nov 18, 2013
Climbed Blues Riff in Tuolumne on my 8.1. Jon Hartmann
From Ojai, CA
Joined Feb 3, 2009
1,085 points
Nov 18, 2013
Jim Titt wrote:
7.7mm


Yup.. I've led on 7.7 in the alpine. Not exactly comfortable... but it probably would have held
Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
205 points
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Nov 18, 2013
I believe Chris Sharma red pointed Just Do It on a custom cut BW 8.6mm, which at the time was quite thin, maybe not so much anymore. LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From ABQ, NM
Joined Aug 3, 2008
10,184 points
Nov 19, 2013
On easy alpine rock 8mm. Wasn't worried about it at all, but belayer should be set up for high friction (see other threads on that topic). Andy P.
From Wisconsin
Joined Apr 20, 2013
50 points
Nov 19, 2013
I led Wide Country (5.11) on an 8mm. Didn't fall, didn't want to. Mic Fairchild
From Boulder
Joined Jan 14, 2003
280 points
Nov 19, 2013
What a dumb question! I would prefer to trad lead on the skinniest full strength single line they make. If I can afford it. It's easier to lead trad on skinny ropes. Now I lead on nothing fatter than 9.2 sport or trad. Unless it's a freebie fat rope, then I would crag on it and climb on it at the gym. saguaro sandy
Joined Oct 12, 2013
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Nov 19, 2013
Bryan Hall wrote:
This would be more interesting if it was "what's the skinniest rope you've ever seen someone fall on."


I caught a fall in which the climber took a 40 footer, climbing on a single 8.5. "High friction mode" belay device was appreciated for sure. Also, the dude was skinny; this helped a lot.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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