Yale "Poison Ivy" (12mm)

 
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Good rope but creeps with the Rope Runner

Yale's poison ivy, Calamine, poison Hi-ve, blue moon, etc. (all same rope construction just different names) are very easy to splice and work well with the rope wrench, hitch climber system & blake's hitch but consistently slip/creep (for me) on the rope runner even after a decent break-in period. I'm 190lbs and have used the poison ivy, calamine & blue moon colorways of this line - all creep/slip on the rope runner. All of that said, this line works well on other climbing systems mentioned above.

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4.7
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Silky smooth

This a a beautiful rope to climb with. It is soft and supple and the Hi-vy really glows on a sunny day. For footlocking it is low strech for efficiency, large enough for hand/foot gripping, and wears in well. For working I use a HRC Vt or Distel hitch on it. This is my daily rope with a small spliced eye and a House sleeve around it.

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4.7
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Good stuff but not my favorite

This was my first climbing rope. It's a beautiful rope out of the bag, very soft in the hand. After it breaks in it tends to harden up. After it's broken in I find that it tends to seize up a Blake's Hitch when tied into itself in a traditional closed loop DRT system. I find it best for a closed hitch (or "advanced hitch") split tail for DRT climbing. I find it to be a bit heavy compared to the 11mm ropes. I used it for a long lanyard and found it to still be too heavy. Work climbers like it for its low stretch, as a rec climber I like the slight give that the other 11mm ropes seem to have, not as hard on the body.

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5.0
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Beautiful Rope

This rope is soft, light, and strong. I use primarily SRT and it works great with mechanical ascenders and belay devices. The softness seems to help untie weighted knots (typically a figure 8).



I have the bright green color which, as one reviewer noted, helps a lot to check placement after shooting up a throw bag. My next rope purchase will probably be the Poison Ivy camouflage color, however as I've done some public parks climbing where I like to be a little less obvious.



I consider this my "premium" rope, and tend to not use it on wet days or sappy trees because I hate to get it dirty.

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4.7
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Poison Hi-vy

I adore my poison hi-vy. It is a very pleasant rope to use, both aesthetically and practically. I have never encountered an issue with it in most weather conditions that I would even want to climb in. I have used it extensively for both SRT and DRT, mostly blake's hitch with DRT, and often with a 10mm bee-line split tail. I have noticed very little wear on the rope ends where hitches get tied, and would recommend this rope to anyone. I honestly really love tying and untying knots in this rope.

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