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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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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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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Poison Ivy

This rope is great. It is relatively light weight and great for taking into the woods for a quiet day climb. With double rope technique, the knots slide smoothly and never slip. I would recommend this rope to any climber.

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My favorite rope.

This rope is slightly larger (12mm) that the other 11mm ropes. This makes it a bit easier to grip, even though I use the blue gripper gloves with it most of the time to conserve my hand muscles during the ascent.



I have both colors. The green-black rope I use when I want low visibility while aloft. It has the color of a vine, which means it is very hard to see. I have a shorter 120 rope for lightness. This rope travels with my ultra-light gear heap, meaning my minimal set of gear using just a few carabiners.



I use the high visibility color for higher climbs. I use a 200 foot rope for this color because I want to clearly see where my rope threads on the higher pitch climbs and tall trees. I train with this rope in my yard on an 80 foot rope setting. I climb a leaning pine to get a "dead air" (no branches) ascent. The loblolly pine I climb is named "Thrasher".



Mechanical gear works well with this rope. It slides easily along. The slightly larger diameter (1mm more) makes this rope more versatile when climbing with the traditional Blake's hitch method.

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