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Best value rope on market
Best value rope on the market. Bandit and Blaze are fairly inexpensive but offer great performance. Some bounce and stretch on SRT climbs. Small 11mm is light weight and compact. Great rope to take up into the tree with you. Also a great rope to have in your backpack for back county climbs. I'm currently using this rope for my primary climb line and my lanyard. 11mm size can be hard on large hands. This rope does milk quite a bit....
love this rope. I borrowed a friend's and have been coveting it ever since. Nice and lightweight and durable. When it gets old, it makes for great-looking mats!
Blaze 11mm -
I only have experience with two 11mm climbing lines - this one and Samson's Velocity. I wanted to add a quick affirmation to what has been stated: This stuff knots incredibly well and feels really soft and supple. It's a joy to work with.
Whereas the Velocity, in contrast, is much harder to set knots in.
At this point in time I am only using 11mm line for tails and such, like tying a Klemheist for secure footlock or as a rope bridge for my equivalent of a "quick draw" with a carabiner on each end to give me more length when climbing with a v.t. I don't like the smaller diameter in my hands as a lifeline.
But I had to emphasize that Blaze is really a perfect line for tying, handling, and looking at too.
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.
Yale "Blaze" rope
Nick recommended this rope to replace my old "Sportline" and I am very happy with the quality of the material. Easy to see in the tree due to the bright color. Fairly resistant to abrasion and it hold up fine so far. Very light weight and easy to roll up into the storage bags after use. It does not tangle up that much and it does not deform while in use like my old rope. I recomend to get one end professionally spliced. It makes for a superior climbing rope.