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The first climbing ropes were ordinary manila- heavy, not very strong, easily frayed, and very static. The last one of those characteristics was probably the most dangerous. Even a short fall onto a static, stretch-free rope can be painful or fatal. While we still use static rope (technically it's semi-static) for rappelling, modern dynamic ropes are almost bungee-like in their stretchiness. As long as the anchors hold and there are no ledges or inconvenient trees in the way climbers can safely fall for almost unbelievably long distances these days.
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Metolius PAS - Personal Anchor System PASS007 (Metolius)
Metolius Personal Anchor System w/Biner PASS008 (Metolius)
Black Diamond Equipment 12mm Dynex 140cm Daisy Chain BLDEQBD390024 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Black Diamond Equipment Super Chute Rope Bag 359997 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Metolius PAS - Personal Anchor System
PASS007
Metolius Personal Anchor System w/Biner
PASS008
Black Diamond Equipment 12mm Dynex 140cm Daisy Chain
BLDEQBD390024
Black Diamond Equipment Super Chute Rope Bag
359997
$32.95
 
Metolius PAS - Personal Anchor System PASS007 (Metolius)
$39.95
 
Metolius Personal Anchor System w/Biner PASS008 (Metolius)
$35.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment 12mm Dynex 140cm Daisy Chain BLDEQBD390024 (Black Diamond Equipment)
$39.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Super Chute Rope Bag 359997 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Metolius Anchor Chain ANCH001 (Metolius)
Great Trango Holdings Ultratape Alpine Equalizer 26432 (Great Trango Holdings)
Black Diamond Equipment Superslacker Rope Bag 359996 (Black Diamond Equipment)
 
Metolius Anchor Chain
ANCH001
Great Trango Holdings Ultratape Alpine Equalizer
26432
Black Diamond Equipment Superslacker Rope Bag
359996
 
$49.95
 
Metolius Anchor Chain ANCH001 (Metolius)
$39.95
 
Great Trango Holdings Ultratape Alpine Equalizer 26432 (Great Trango Holdings)
$39.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Superslacker Rope Bag 359996 (Black Diamond Equipment)
 

Rock climbing rope comes in various widths. A wide rope is heavier than a thin one, as you'd expect. The difference is certainly enough to notice at the top of a long pitch or during an extended walk in, but on the other hand, thinner climbing ropes don't last as long as a good quality, durable thick ones. Buying a rope with a dry cover means that it's carefully treated to repel water. Not too important if you'll mostly be climbing indoors but certainly very handy if you're ice or mixed climbing, because if water can't get into a rope it can't freeze, and great for sea cliff situations where the rope might get wet. A good dry cover will also help make your rope last longer, although a rope bag will do more in that area!