Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm

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Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $AU170 each

Summary

Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets" and after 6 years they're not fuzzy.

Very smooth through the belay device, these ropes are great for rappelling and easy retrieval as well as good handling while belaying.

Pros

  • Strong and reliable
  • Don't tangle
  • Dry-treated

Cons

  • IS it blue or green? Yellow or orange?

Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets".

Very smooth through the belay device, these ropes are great for rappelling and easy retrieval as well as good handling while belaying.

If you're new to double ropes:

  • they're great for multipitch climbing as well as climbs that require long descents (useful in Australia where a lot of climbs are out of ravines in the Blue Mountains or on Sea Cliffs);
  • the climber ties into both ropes and the belayer belays both; then climber clips alternatively, which is great if you're packing it above your last pro; you can leave the rope tight and pull the slack up on the alternate;
  • from a top belay you can belay two seconders simultaneously;
  • [against manufacturer's advice] I often use a single strand in gym and sport climbing — they're tough as nails.

Mammut Genesis are dry treated, though I've not used them for mountaineering purposes. They've survived sleet, sub zero conditions and tons of rainy descents and lots of mud. Not to mention, 6 years of solid climbing.

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Mammut Genesis - Dolomites, Italy