It’s about the size of the climb in the rope.
The world at altitude demands high quality and low weight. That’s where the Bluewater Ice Floss 7.7mm Double Dry Twin Rope comes into play. Measuring a slim 7.7mm and weighing in at only 38 grams per meter, this ice cord won’t drag you back down to earth. A smooth, single-pick sheath resists catching on features as you hack your way up a frozen waterfall. Should you break loose along with a few stray chunks of ice you can rest assured knowing that an impact force rating of 9.2kN is backing you up.
- Q & A
What would be the belay device of choice...
What would be the belay device of choice for these ropes?
It'll have to be a tubular device like an ATC, and even then I'd wear a glove. It's hard to generate friction with ropes this thin. There's no auto-locking device (like a GriGri or Cinch)that'll grip a rope this thin, unfortunately.
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The edelrid mirco jul is rated for twin ropes this thin and is auto-locking
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The weight is perfect for carrying and the dry treatment works great! Durability is acceptable. This is the rope I pack 90% of the time for places like the Cables Route up Longs peak and others. I'd use this for glacier travel also.
Does BC.com ever get this in the 37 meter...
Does BC.com ever get this in the 37 meter lengths??
Yes, this rope is available in 37m length through Backcountry.com.
What length is this rope? and what are the...
What length is this rope? and what are the advantages/disadvantages of twin ropes over full ropes?
Thanks, so twin ropes would be better for ski mountaineering than a regular single rope?
Careful folks, it's been mentioned in another reply but the comments continue to reference double ropes. Double rope is very different than twin ropes. Read up on this if looking to buy double ropes (aka half ropes) or twins.
Best of the best.
No other rope company comes close to the Bluewater's double dry treatment, and if you are using these for ice, you will definitely appreciate this. This is not just a topical dry treatment like most companies that wears off after a couple of sessions.... this is treatment permeates the core of the rope, making for a WAY BETTER dry treatment. These ropes aren't just for iceclimbing though, they are great for Alpine climbing when you need two ropes to get back down, or for other double rope techniques. Best of All, Bluewater is an American Made, and Family owned company, so you know that your money is going. Bluewater has the best quality control in the business, and every inch of every ropes is hand inspected before it goes out the door. Bluewater makes hands down the best ropes on the planet.