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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Blaze

My second climbing rope (first rope was NE Safety Blue); I've had this about a year. I'm using the green "Chameleon" version.



This is what I usually take with me to climb these days, especially if I'm hiking into the woods. The light weight is nice, and the diameter is just right for SRT climbing hardware (I climb a lot with a RADS/yoyo system, especially for research). It feels nice and smooth in the hands, and it's quite supple so that tying knots is easy. For DdRT, I still prefer the Safety Blue - that extra bit of diameter makes the Safety Blue easier on the hands, especially since I've never picked up the habit of wearing gloves while climbing - but this works just fine, either tied traditional or with a 10mm beeline split tail. It seems to be somewhat less durable; after about a year of irregular use it shows more wear than the 2 1/2 year old Safety Blue, but it looks like I'll be able to keep using it for a few years yet.



Nice rope. I may get another one whenever this wears out.

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