Rope reccomendations for SRT

#1
For those of you who employ SRT for more than just their ascent ( work positioning) I wanted to see if yous wouldn't mind sharing what ropes you. when the first rope wrench came out I got one mainly because of the appeal of using a rope Walker type system for long ascents. Until then I was just using an old school foot lock prusik/technique. And not only the conservation of energy but also the bailout, " in case of emergency" capabilities. I attended an SRT seminar in New Hampshire right around the time the hitch hiker was coming out.
Long story short, I abandoned the Rope wrench and ended up with a unicender and 200 ft of km3 (I think it's called) I use this system mainly for access, unless it's just a straight up and down. The uncontrolled feeling that the unicender has on descent is something I still can't get used to.
So I guess this is kind of a two-part question for you guys what rope would you recommend I use and I was thinking of getting one of these rope runners because they seem as though they mimic the dialed-in feel of a cordage friction hitch
So like I said I know a lot of you guys use this so any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated sorry for being so long-winded
 

Worthaug

Well-Known Member
#2
For those of you who employ SRT for more than just their ascent ( work positioning) I wanted to see if yous wouldn't mind sharing what ropes you. when the first rope wrench came out I got one mainly because of the appeal of using a rope Walker type system for long ascents. Until then I was just using an old school foot lock prusik/technique. And not only the conservation of energy but also the bailout, " in case of emergency" capabilities. I attended an SRT seminar in New Hampshire right around the time the hitch hiker was coming out.
Long story short, I abandoned the Rope wrench and ended up with a unicender and 200 ft of km3 (I think it's called) I use this system mainly for access, unless it's just a straight up and down. The uncontrolled feeling that the unicender has on descent is something I still can't get used to.
So I guess this is kind of a two-part question for you guys what rope would you recommend I use and I was thinking of getting one of these rope runners because they seem as though they mimic the dialed-in feel of a cordage friction hitch
So like I said I know a lot of you guys use this so any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated sorry for being so long-winded
The runner on Yale's 11.7s can't be beat. KM III Max on the wrench.


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#4
So you guys aren't finding it necessary to use a line with more "static" qualities? I read in one of the other threads some one referring to the "stiffness" of the more static lines, "poor hand", I believe it's called.
 

david1332

Active Member
#5
Static lines are for access only, not work positioning. Which is why we tend to use lines like tachyon and other Yale 11.7s .
But everybody has their preference. I heard calamine is good on the wrench. Yale s answer is supposed to be pretty good. There's a thread on here somewhere
 

ghostice

Active Member
#6
From an old ice/ alpine climber's perspective, pretty much all our arborist ropes are static - i.e. if you did take a decent whipper on one, you're probably going to have a holiday in the expensive care facility. Dave (never met the man but would like to sometime) from Wesspur explains this well (when you can hear him over the lonesome crow):


In my RR's, I like Tachyons of various colours, Cherry Bomb, Tangent/Voyager. HTP and Edelrid Performance work but seem to cable a bit with a couple of trips up 'n down. I'd ike to try Bluemoon, the Yale 11.7.
But whatever you do use, rope technology has come a long long way since the days when we all made our own ice pro outa electrical conduit! Modern ropes rock.
 

Yimboob

Active Member
#7
I use a runner or wrench. I like cougar blue for both runner and wrench. I liked the samson vortex alot when i did ddrt more. It was good both ddrt and srt with my runner and wrench. I used a km3max for a bit and didnt like the stiffness aside from ascending.

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rope-a-dope

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#11
I have come to really enjoy htp 11. I climb on it any style (doubled, HH2, wrench, trango cinch) and it has been enjoyable even as slender as it is.
 
#14
So some of the srt ropes (referring to sherrilltree's rope chart) seem to have a high elongation %. But that is at 540lbs. I know some ropes are meant to stay fairly static until a certain weight preventing injury. But how static are they? Looking at the kernmeleon (or whatever it's called) which is 3% and the scion ropes which are 6.8%!! Anyone have any idears on this.
Kernmaster
Scion
Poison ivy
Have my interest.
However I DO already have and enjoy the 12.7mm Vortex. It's low stretch for srt ascent, and still close to a half inch for DdRT.
 
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