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Offline lambone

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100m hauline?
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:01:15 pm »
I just bought a 100m spool of Mammut 9mil haul line. I'm trying to decide if I should cut it to 70 or just take the whole thing. Any thoughts?

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 02:37:31 pm »
how is that mammut handling on their static?  I keep threatening to ditch my old static becuase it's like a wire.

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 03:02:30 pm »
I say 70M... That's a lot of rope to stack over and over...
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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 04:45:48 pm »
Yup, I cut it. 100m was too damn big.

Feels nice munge

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 06:26:21 pm »
Damn Matt,

You got the rope fever!




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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 07:04:30 pm »
70m is the way to go.... lots of options.

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 09:28:33 pm »
cool. at 9mm 70m, that probably feels like a fat 11m x 60m weight-wise. manageable.

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 12:05:31 am »
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You got the rope fever!
Yeah I just replaced my old wall ropes. They had been up like 5 or 6 el cap routes and the tower and column a bunch. The lead line was a bomber Yates (Bluewater) Bigwall rope. That thing was a killer rope. But now it's gettin fuzzy and just feels heavier. Plus it has held several descent size lead falls.

The hauline was a sterling htp static 10mil that was burly and took a hell of a beating. Another badass rope, and it's polyester vs nylon which doesn't absorb water like nylon does.

I owned a Mammut Supersafe before the Yates and it was a killer rope also, so I decided to go that route again, and ordered the static also. A big investment, but hey if nothing else new ropes are a piece of mind. I got kids now so the extra margin of safety is worth it.


I started thinking if all the benefits you could have with a longer haul line.

For fixing pitches and linking obviously
for single rope descent rappels
Extra lowerout line
shortfixing without a tag line
Long lowers in a self rescue situation
Extra to cut off if you get a nick in one end

Then I coiled and picked the thing up. Forget it. Not worth stacking that thing at every belay, and coiling for every rap and carry, imagining epic snarls and fighting over who gets to carry it. Lol

« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 12:14:30 am by lambone »

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 02:41:29 pm »
I bought the same 9mmx100m spool and ended up cutting it to 80m. I figured the extra 10m might be helpful when doing full length raps with a pig as the 80m static should get to where the 70m lead cord would. Plus all the other reasons you mentioned.
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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 10:57:20 pm »
We did New Dawn with an extra long haul line. We ended up doing some cool long hauls. Took a While to work it out, though. Snarl City.
Forget stacking it. T'was Epic.
Hey, we were experimenting.

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Re: 100m hauline?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2011, 11:11:46 am »
Dang! 328 feet! That would be a soul killing haul!