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The 4 Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Climbing Rope | EpicTV Gear Geek

The 4 Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Climbing Rope | EpicTV Gear Geek

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02nd September 2015
02nd Sep 2015
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There are literally hundreds of climbing ropes on the market and possibly even more climbing rope reviews giving information on them. Given how confusing this can be, especially when you're buying your first climbing rope, we at EpicTV have produced this climbing rope buyer's guide to help you understand what all of the different terminology means and what different types of climbing rope are best suited for. Whether you're unsure exactly what people mean when they talk about double, single and twin ropes or don't know if you need 30m or 80m, this video will give you all of the information you need in just 5 minutes. If you're still unsure or would like more detailed information about climbing ropes, you can head over to the EpicTV Shop where our Gear Geeks will be happy to help you out. The 4 Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Climbing Rope | EpicTV Gear Geek

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paullpl447's picture
Thanks Dave for a great answer. I'll take a look at the Edelrid Micro Jul belay plate.
3rd Sep 2015
Michelle Webster's picture
Underwater Basket Weaving Champion 2002-2004
What is the best length rope for sport climbing in Chamonix then?
3rd Sep 2015
Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Hi Michelle, I can't think of any sport crags in Chamonix where a 70m rope wouldn't be long enough. However, it might be a good idea to take two 50 or 60 meter twin ropes if you are venturing out to try some multipitch routes. If you're in Chamonix to go climbing though, I would recommend leaving the single pitch sport crags in the valley and checking out the incredible traditional and bolted routes higher in the mountains. Hope that helps, Dave
3rd Sep 2015
Michelle Webster's picture
Underwater Basket Weaving Champion 2002-2004
Thanks Dave!
3rd Sep 2015
Dave Searle's picture
Live Chat Agent
Hi Michelle. I typically use a 70m because some of the routes at gietroz/barberine are more than 30m. Some people I know use 80m because they don't ever want to worry about being lowered of end of the rope! Hope that helps!!
3rd Sep 2015
Michelle Webster's picture
Underwater Basket Weaving Champion 2002-2004
Thanks Dave, yeah I always tie a knot at the end of my climbing rope!
3rd Sep 2015
paullpl447's picture
Great climbing rope guide! Which belay device would you recommend for twin ropes in practise?
2nd Sep 2015
Dave Searle's picture
Live Chat Agent
Hi! The best belay device I have found for skinny twin ropes is the Edelrid Micro Jul. https://shop.epictv.com/en/belay/edelrid/micro-jul-belay-kit-2015 You ask the same Question or anything else in the Gear Geek Forums here: http://www.epictv.com/products/climbing-and-alpinism
3rd Sep 2015
Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Hey Paul, It really depends on the width of your twin ropes. Usually twin ropes are much thinner than other climbing ropes so you may find they are not safe to use with your current belay device. Ideally, the width of your rope should lie as close to the middle of the working range of your device as possible. If your new ropes are too thin then you might need to add a new belay device to your rack. One of the smallest belay devices available right now is the Edelrid Micro Jul which can handle ropes as thin as 6.9mm or as fat as 8mm. If you have any more questions please check out our new Gear Geek forum (http://www.epictv.com/products/climbing-and-alpinism) where we guarantee professional advice from experienced climbers! Hope that helps, Dave
3rd Sep 2015
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