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TOPIC: 2 New Climbers, Need Suggestions

2 New Climbers, Need Suggestions 3 years 6 months ago #137253

Hey Everyone,

I'm a new climber who just bought gear for me and my girlfriend (also new to climbing). I bought a 200' New England Safety Blue rope with the intention of cutting it into 120' and 80' sections so that she and I could climb simultaneously on different ropes, yet in the same tree. Before I cut it, I started to question whether this was a good idea, considering we're beginners and she would probably not like it if i just tear off into the tree and leave her behind (or vice versa). On the other hand, i feel like having two sufficiently long ropes would provide redundancy in case she or I get stranded and require assistance from the other. If anyone who rec climbs with beginners has an idea of what to do i would greatly appreciate it.

EDIT: The other option I was considering was to cut the rope into a 150' climbing rope and a 50' extra long lanyard for secondary TIP and/or conifer climbing. If you have better options I would love to hear them.
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2 New Climbers, Need Suggestions 3 years 6 months ago #137256

  • Nimbadon
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Hey Brian, welcome to the forum
My advice would be to get a second rope and hook up with some experienced climbers in your area
Be safe
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2 New Climbers, Need Suggestions 3 years 5 months ago #137270

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Hey new climber,
I think you should go for the 150 foot/ 50 foot lanyard option. Get your gal a 150 foot rope too. You'll have hell to pay if you leave her grounded while you monkey around. Get it?

What kind of training do you have? Get TCI'd $20 DVD and you and your girl can learn together. It's much easier two folks learning together than a solo learn.

Where you at? What kind of trees you got. Tell us here. Hey, there might be a climbing partner right around the corner. So introduce yourself here if you haven't already.

Waving from a treetop,
Peter Treeman Jenkins
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