Yale "Poison Ivy" (12mm)

 
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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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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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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 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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