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Oct 6, 2012
I'm in the market for new half ropes. Currently use Petzl Dragonfly's 70m ropes. Have liked them but due to recent amount of poor Petzl reviews and there massive propensity to tie themselves into knots on rappels I was interested in other brands. Anyone had particularly good or bad experiences with other manufacturer's half ropes. Thanks. Paul LaFontaine
From hebron,nh
Joined Aug 29, 2012
2 points
Oct 6, 2012
Rewritten
I switched from the Petzls to Edelweiss and so far have had a much better experience in terms of rope durability... the Petzls pretty much just fell apart... Julius Beres
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 27, 2008
177 points
Oct 6, 2012
PMI. Been using them for a few years now, very durable.

TC
T.C.
From Whittier, NC
Joined Oct 24, 2010
1 points
Oct 6, 2012
Bocan
I've been happy with my mammut genesis 8.5s. Have been stellar since day one, no issues whatsoever. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
Oct 6, 2012
Bocan
This guy is selling some Mammut phoenixes..

mountainproject.com/v/mammut-p...
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
Oct 6, 2012
Little finger
Love the Mammut Genesis 8.5's, but for my next set I'd like something lighter and rated for half and twin rope use. Puzman
Joined Apr 19, 2009
51 points
Oct 6, 2012
Bolton, VT
Another plug for Mammut, super high quality ropes I've never been disappointed with.... Nick Votto
Joined Jul 27, 2008
276 points
Oct 6, 2012
hotlum / bolum route on Shasta
I've been using the Mammut Phoenix ropes for a while. At 8.0mm and 41g / m, they are truly awesome. They have held up very well for me.

I lost one on a recent trip to climb the east face of Whitney (long story), so I just bought a replacement. Currently, the best deals are as follows:
Gear express.com - 70m orange $160
sierratradingpost.com - 70m blue $137 (use 20% code on their banner)
Just ropes.com 60m both colors $165
Josh Wood
From Oneonta, NY
Joined Nov 16, 2011
15 points
Oct 6, 2012
Rewritten
Josh Wood wrote:
I've been using the Mammut Phoenix ropes for a while. At 8.0mm and 41g / m, they are truly awesome. They have held up very well for me. I lost one on a recent trip to climb the east face of Whitney (long story), so I just bought a replacement. Currently, the best deals are as follows: Gear express.com - 70m orange $160 sierratradingpost.com - 70m blue $137 (use 20% code on their banner) Just ropes.com 60m both colors $165


Actually, use the coupon code RBG2011 at justropes.com and you get 20% off, so the ropes come to $132/each.
Julius Beres
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 27, 2008
177 points
Oct 9, 2012
T.C. wrote:
PMI. Been using them for a few years now, very durable. TC


+1

We are a PMI dealer and definately recommend them. They take a bit to "break in"...maybe three uses or so but good god they last forever!

If anyone on MP is intersted, call us up and we'll hook up a deal.
Chris Vinson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
67 points
Oct 9, 2012
P3 on the Nutcracker.
I have been looking into the Sterling Fusion Photon. Has anyone had experience with this rope? 7.8 is thin!

sterlingrope.com/product/15511...
Josh Allred
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 10, 2011
135 points
Oct 9, 2012
Ouray Ice Park
Edelrid Apus 7.8mm (half and twin). They have been making ropes as long as Mammut (150 years) and they are quality. I have a 9.8mm Eagle and love it. I don't own the Apus, but i have climbed with it and it is stellar. I highly recommend Edelrid. I actually have the Bluewater 7.7mm Ice Floss and like those too. Twin only though.

bv
whiteknuckled.com
BryanV
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 14, 2008
30 points
Oct 9, 2012
piney creek canyon
Josh Allred wrote:
I have been looking into the Sterling Fusion Photon. Has anyone had experience with this rope? 7.8 is thin! sterlingrope.com/product/15511...


I just picked up a pair of these and I'm excited to get out and see how they perform...7.8 is pretty thin, but I have a lot of faith in sterling products, having used them exclusively for recreation and work for a couple years now. Hands down the best ropes on the market in my opinion
Richard88
From Sheridan, WY
Joined Dec 13, 2009
95 points
Oct 10, 2012
I have a Sterling Fusion Photon as my 30m rope. It handles well, is incredibly skinny/light, and has held up well.

If I were looking for a twin/half rope system, these would be on my short list.
Stephan Doyle
Joined Jan 5, 2012
0 points
Oct 10, 2012
I have Mammut Genesis 8.5 and I really like them. They seem to last a really long time, although they are on the heavy side. I've had two sets, and would buy them again. Hans
From North Vancouver, BC
Joined Oct 14, 2007
805 points
Oct 10, 2012
North face of long's.
I'm also a Mammut fan - I've had my genesis set for about 5 years now. On principle they should probably be retired soon, but I'm sure they would last another decade if I needed them to. BWIce
From Carlisle, PA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
30 points


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