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:

The Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm Half Rope is an excellent choice for challenging alpine climbs. The Genesis Half Rope is incredibly durable and abrasion resistant. New COATINGfinish(TM) repels reduces friction for optimal abrasion resistance. Best seller and most durable half rope in Europe COATINGfinish(TM) process uses a Teflon(R) to reduce friction and allow fibers to glide against each other for optimal load distribution and durability Doubles are also great for protecting a second from a big swing on climbs that traverse, reduction or elimination of rope drag;bringing up two seconds at the same time Recommended for glacier travel and parties of three Middle of the rope is marked with a black bar to facilitate rappels Core with 7 inlays Lap-coiled at the factory, the Sensor is ready for use immediately, no need to flake and rotate for tangle-free performance

- OMCgear

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