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Get your rap on.
With a static elongation of only three percent and a whopping force rating of 1,000 lbf, the Blue Water Canyon Pro Rope won't throw any surprises at you when you're dropping down into the abyss.
- Double-pick construction for excellent handling characteristics
- A 1,000-pound working load to give you confidence on long raps
- Low elongation reduces sawing motion during rappels
- Low weight and a thin size increases packability for long approaches
- Q & A
Great rope for those with experience
This rope is awesome for canyons where weight is a premium and you need several working ropes to keep your pace up. I would not, however, recommend it as a first rope for those just getting into the sport nor would I recommend it as a primary duty rope. I use a 9mm Sterling C-IV or an 8.3m Imlay for most of my rappels and find that these skinnier ropes require skill, judgment, and the right circumstances to be worth the money.
If you're looking for a workhorse rope get something a little more stout that can take the abuse of newbs sawing it over edges and bouncing on it.
For those who are proficient at rappelling and have the need for a lightweight secret weapon, this rope is awesome.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It is beautiful stuff. If you doubt it as your mainline and money is not a big drive, use it as a short rope or pull cord. After a few hikes, you might want to ride 8mm all the time.
This rope is an awesome color. It is super lightweight and compact. It has held ok to the abuse of Southern Utah canyons. I am a little concerned by some sheath slippage I am starting to see already, and also how quickly the abrasions are starting to take their toll.
When I first picked this up I was shocked at how light it was. Maybe I've just been using older ropes for too long and it's yesterdays news that they make ropes this light but I'm impressed.
I would recommend this rope if you've got experience canyoneering. If not, go with a fatter rope. Because of the smaller diameter on this bad boy, you go down the rappels much faster. Which is great when you're trying to break personal records but not so great when you're just learning how to rappel.
Blue Water Canyon Pro Rope - 8mm
The Blue Water Canyon Pro Rope - 8mm is a great canyoneering rope. The lite weight is great when approaches & canyons are multiple miles all day affairs. 8mm is fast on rappel so experts and thin people only. You also want to change the rub point on sharp edges constantly. 9mm is better for novices/intermediates, people who have more gravity mass, or if none of the above made any sense.
The orange color shows up well in pictures.