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By Steve Pisano
From New York, New York
Aug 19, 2014
Hey ya'll,

Searchin' the web through and through looking for the best rope deals. Anyone come across any 10.1-10.3 60M single ropes or know which sites I should keep my eye on?

Thanks!

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By Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Aug 19, 2014
You have seen the deals tab at the top of the page right...?

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By RoughneckNine0
From Brookline, MA
Aug 19, 2014
While these may not be the best deals or best ropes out there, here are a few to get you started:

Petzl Xion

Mammut with Bag - Lightly Used

Bluewater Eliminator - Blue 60M

Petzl Mambo - Blue 60M

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By Steve Pisano
From New York, New York
Aug 19, 2014
Thanks Rough, Good looking out. And no Max I guess I missed that. Thanks for the sarcastic point out though

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By Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Aug 19, 2014
Any time ;) Speaking of deals C4's are going 25% off labor day weekend at REI, might have seen a rope in the catalog too but I'm not sure

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By Dan Austin
From San Francisco, CA
Aug 19, 2014
I also like spadout.com for deals on all types of gear, including ropes. i've found it a bit time-consuming to find deals on ropes because often a rope will be listed at some great sale price, but then when you click through, you realize the sale is only for the 50m 12mm, and the 70m 9.8mm is still $$$. haven't really found a good way around this, other than to just keep clicking

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By James Sweeney
Aug 19, 2014
Steve,

Rock and Snow will price match on advertised prices you find. Call them or stop in when you pass through New Paltz.
They also usually have -20% storewide on holiday weekends,such as Labor Day,
if you can wait till then.

Jim

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By Kirby
From DC
Aug 19, 2014
sierratradingpost.com/climbing...

There are some nice Petzls on there.

Coupon code for 35% off: EB081914A

If that doesn't work, try googling "Sierra retailmenot" to find more deals. They put new ones out regularly.

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By J. Serpico
From Saratoga County, NY
Aug 19, 2014
Kirby wrote:
sierratradingpost.com/climbing... There are some nice Petzls on there. Coupon code for 35% off: EB081914A If that doesn't work, try googling "Sierra retailmenot" to find more deals. They put new ones out regularly.


Ropes are like a commodity, prices fluctuate often and extremely. You might watch a rope for 3 months and settle on 175 being a decent deal, then a week later it's going for $125. Crazy.

I'd avoild petzl ropes. do some searching and QC issues seem to be rampant.

I like Petzl, own a lot of Petzl gear, but their ropes don't seem like the best.

(ok, sit back and wait to be ripped a new one from me general comment) :-0

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By ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
Aug 19, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper
J. Serpico I think you were absolutely correct in you labeling Petzl ropes as "Do Not Buy" They were not ever really up the standards of the true rope making companies out there and it showed in just about every line of ropes they tried to make.

That is until Edelrid(the inventor of the kermantle rope and the oldest dynamic rope maker still in the game)took over production of their ropes this year. They are creating a whole new line just for Petzl and are lending their expertise and renowned quality control to Petzl's ailing rope line. I have always had amazing experiences with Edelrid and although I have yet to climb on one of their "Petzl ropes" I think it is safe to say they will be a worthy competitor to the big dogs.

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By J. Serpico
From Saratoga County, NY
Aug 19, 2014
ChefMattThaner wrote:
J. Serpico I think you were absolutely correct in you labeling Petzl ropes as "Do Not Buy" They were not ever really up the standards of the true rope making companies out there and it showed in just about every line of ropes they tried to make. That is until Edelrid(the inventor of the kermantle rope and the oldest dynamic rope maker still in the game)took over production of their ropes this year. They are creating a whole new line just for Petzl and are lending their expertise and renowned quality control to Petzl's ailing rope line. I have always had amazing experiences with Edelrid and although I have yet to climb on one of their "Petzl ropes" I think it is safe to say they will be a worthy competitor to the big dogs.


This is good news. I've climbed on a few edelrids and had no issues. Generally good ropes.

So let me update in saying, be weary of any old stock Petzl ropes.

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By Kirby
From DC
Aug 20, 2014
The link I shared also had some Edelrid ropes.

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By Steve Pisano
From New York, New York
Aug 20, 2014
Love the links and info! Kirby, those may just be a bit too slim for me. As my first rope I'm looking for 10.0+ since I'll mostly be TR. Correct me if I'm wrong though. I may just wait it out until labor day if the deals are that much better. This is m first season as a climber going into September so I don't have much experience with those deals. Have had my eye on this for $120

MAMMUT GALAXY

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By J. Serpico
From Saratoga County, NY
Aug 20, 2014
For top roping, definitely go 10.2-10.5. And unless you are hiking in or leading at your limit, I'd rather have the long term durability of a 10.2-10.5 over saving a little weight. You can always dedicate the fat rope to top roping and project climbs, and get a more specialized rope that you exclusively lead on.

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By John Marsella
From Berthoud, CO
Aug 20, 2014
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New England Maxim 10.2 (?) is a nice cheap workhorse rope

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By Kirby
From DC
Aug 21, 2014
i have an old bluewater accelerator that i can't seem to bust--relegated to TR only but not because it looks worn out, just cause it's old. 10.5

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By Gunks Jesse
From Shawangunk Township, NY
Aug 21, 2014
Tetonia
I have a Mammut Apex Classic 10.5 mm x 60 m that I use for TR and lead. It is a real work horse. I would get it again. I think I got it on sale for $80. Also have some other ropes, but this is my go-to

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By Steve Pisano
From New York, New York
Aug 26, 2014
Jesse, Found that going for $124, thinking about buying. $80 is a steal! Where did you get it from?

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By RoughneckNine0
From Brookline, MA
Aug 28, 2014
Mammut 10mm - $95

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Aug 28, 2014
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
This is a pretty fantastical deal Bluewater Lightning Pro 50% off

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By RoughneckNine0
From Brookline, MA
Aug 28, 2014
Jake Jones wrote:
This is a pretty fantastical deal Bluewater Lightning Pro 50% off



Not sure where you're seeing 50% off...

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Aug 29, 2014
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
They must have sold out of the green ones. The green ones were 224 retail but on sale for 112. My apologies kind sir. Didn't mean to pour dead puppies on your bargain boner.

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By Cultivating Mass
Aug 30, 2014
Leading on the only "fair means" rack.
Jake is a wordsmith.

I go through a lot of ropes, so I rarely pay anything but bargain basement prices. Just picked up my second sterling 9.8 80m for $165. The first one I got at that price is bicolor, I've found deals on 70s around the $105-125 range every time I look around online. Try google's shopping feature, does what spadout does but covers more ground. One point that should be made is that it's worth checking your local rock shop for deals-buying everything online makes the suitNtie set fat checks but seldom supports the rock shop employees who would otherwise be slanging crappacinos down the street. If you ever might need a piece of gear in a hurry, you'll wish you helped keep a local shop going. Overnight shipping is always expensive and seldom lives up to the name.

For a first rope I would steer you to the Bluewater 10.2 and 10.5 60 or 70. They're ungodly tough and will be much higher quality than the maxim 10.5 I sawed in half last year replacing bolts. I have beat the living hell out of both diameters and generally retire them because I grudgingly admit they won't last forever, not because they give out.

Bluewater is ETS-emphatically the shit.

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