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

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Mammut's Genesis 8.5 mm page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Due to the high proportion of sheath these double ropes are extremely durable and abrasion resistant New with COATINGfinish for better performanceFeatures Durable rope One of the classics of the Mammut ropes Long lasting Best seller and most durable half rope in Europe Recommended for parties of three Core with 7 inlays 40 clappers

- Bentgate.com

Free Shipping. Mammut Genesis 8.5mm Climbing Rope FEATURES of the Mammut Genesis 8.5mm Climbing Rope Durable double rope that meets the standards for half and twin ropes In the alpine realm of rock and ice Outstanding handling and maximum safety Double rope has long-lasting protection from dirt and water Areas of Use: Mixed and ice climbing, classical alpinism, multipitch rock climbing SPECIFICATIONS of the Mammut Genesis 8.5mm Climbing Rope Weight: 48 g/m Length: Coating Finish: 50,60,70 m UIAA-Falls (2 strands 80 kg): 20 UIAA-Falls (1 strand 55 kg):15-16 Sheath Slippage: 0 mm Impact Force: 5,6 / 8,3 kN Elongation with 80 kg: 9% Elongation at 1st Drop (fall): 32% Proportion of Sheath: 49% Type of Machine: 40 ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

Designed to be used in a double rope configuration, the Genesis has a high proportion of sheath, making it extremely durable and abrasion resistant.

- EMS

Mammut's 8.5mm Genesis Rope meets the standards for both half and twin ropes and is well-suited to the alpine realm of rock, ice, and glaciers. With its burly sheath and COATINGfinish treatment, you'll enjoy long-lasting protection from abrasive rock and damaging dirt.

- Mountain Gear