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What happened to double ropes? 28-Jun-2018 At 8:26:18 AM gfdonc
Perhaps another factor in their demise is the advent of skinnier ropes.
I was perfectly happy in the 80's climbing on 2x9mm but then half ropes started to go on a diet, just as single ropes have.

Climbing on 2x7.7mm floss just looks too scary.

Mostly when climbing doubles these days I'm actually climbing on 2x single ropes. Which, technically from a fall force perspective, ought to raise the impact force on the harness even though it reduces force on one piece of gear. (So what, you say).

Meaning my usual double-rope setup is 1x9.7mm and 1x9.2mm. Which is nearly back where we started. The 8.1mm only comes out when I'm really climbing on a single rope but need >30m rappels.

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