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Hi Mate,

 

I'm literally just getting into SRT so don't take anything I say as gospel.

 

I've been using my Marlow Gecko 13mm for SRT, simply because it is my only climbing line! It does have a lot of stretch and isn't ideal at all, but it works, especially if your only planning to SRT for those bigger jobs where the thought of thrusting up 10 meters of stem is out of the question!

 

I use a rope wrench and a 10mm prussick cord with a VT tied, I'm just using my DDRT set-up with a rope wrench above it, so simple enough to switch back to DDRT if required in the canopy by just removing the wrench from the system and sticking mycanopy anchor back into my pulley.

 

If I was to  climb SRT all the time I would probably invest in a more suitable rope, one with less stretch.

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I dont climb srt that often,mostly for access so i use my 12.5mm everyday rope(yale xtc i think)

I use my zigzag and rope wrench.

Tried a prune with srt last week and found it less of a challenge than i thought,no friction around the tree made for getting out on tips alot easier than on ddrt.

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23 minutes ago, Bayhales said:

Teufelberger have recently bought out 2 new climbing lines, I've actually got both and really rate the Drenaline for both ddrt and srt.

Nice. I have both too. Enjoy using them both. But can’t help but think two ropes is too much

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Generally I find the less bounce the better.

 

i have accumulated quite a few ropes over the years.  I still have a few lengths of tachyon for the really sappy pine and fir trees out here.

 

i have a few 60m ropes.  Htp Sterling, pretty much like climbing wire.  Cougar orange and the most recent is Samson Voyager.

 

it is handy having a few of the same length out in Norway.  Sometimes the weather is so terrible your kit is frozen solid from the previous climb.

 

i had to use nearly half my flask of premium PG tips the other day just to be able to open my binas.  Obviously a bad move as they froze solid again about 5 minutes later.

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How do you find the Samson rich?.

I’m using non CE cougar blue with the usual wrench hitch climber combo with the hitch which is armour Pruss ,Tied long and as a loose VT as possible, armour Prussik is the only stuff to use imo as it just wont burn out and tolerates long super fast free fall descents no bother and does not bind and self tends lush.
I will try and use a retrievable anchor consisting of an alpine butterfly and ring or the pinto method with a dmm tri lock biner over a base anchor where possible , don’t like the bounce or working with the potential to cut or have bits bounce of the line with the base anchor but they can be handy though if you want to set a few natural redirects to work an isolated bit of crown first from the ground or on the way up then set a tip tie I point or just can’t get a clean throw to set a retrievable anchor... having two throw bags on your line to manipulate a clean rope route is essential though.

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Samson is great Matty.

 

Has a wee bit more bounce than the cougars, but no where near as much as Kern or something like that.

 

I quite like it.  It is pretty supple, so it's easy to tie knots in.

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Used Teufelberg red a bit - great stuff- but now my only length is a million feet long ! ( Zip line ) comfy with Hi Vee New England but I dont have to break any record accents day to day , K 

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