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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 22nd 2015
Hi Shayne, I would definitely recommend climbing on twin ropes when climbing ice, the main reason being, if you put your crampon through one of your ropes it doesn't mean game over. Half ropes can be so thin now that the additional weight is not much of a sacrifice. Thanks, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 22nd 2015
Hey Callum! It's always a good idea to have a rope with you if you are travelling over glaciated terrain. Unless you have to do some technical climbing on your route, then i would recommend a very light half rope. Perhaps even the new rappel cord by Mammut would be sufficient if you were being extremely weight concious. Thanks, Dave

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Louise Tahnee's picture
Jul 22nd 2015
Hey Hasse, My advice would be to get the most static line you can find. If there is any stretch in the rope then all your energy will go into stretching the rope and not tightening the line. The length will depend on the length of your line and your pulley system. I have a 70m rope and around 100m of webbing and that is usually fine for me.

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