Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
I use 2 of the 30M ropes quite a bit - very versatile and when not in use, they're light in your pack. But, I would rarely use one, as you need two for teams of three or four.
If you're inexperienced, three on a rope is a little dicey and two is not recommended at all unless both are very strong/competent.
Two of the 30M Rando ropes are great as you can rig up for four for glacier travel, you can lead on them (together) and 30M raps aren't terrible.
Keep in mind those 8mm ropes need small prussik cords and a belay/rap device that can handle them. I use an older Reversino - an awesome little bit of kit.
My fave rope is the 8.6mm Beal Cobra Half in 60M. Two of those is still light, but you can do SO much with a pair of them.
Last edited by johngenx; 08-12-2015 at 02:47 AM.