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New England Equinox 10.2mm x 60m Dry Core Rope

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    New England Equinox 10.2mm x 60m Dry Core Rope

    Start your next climbing season out right! Equinox is an ideal fair-weather rope for both sport and trad climbs. See details

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    Start your next climbing season out right! Equinox is an ideal fair-weather rope for both sport and trad climbs.

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    Start your next climbing season out right! Equinox is an ideal fair-weather rope for both sport and trad climbs.

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    Start your next climbing season out right! Equinox is an ideal fair-weather rope for both sport and trad climbs.

    • Kernmantle construction with premium-quality materials effectively absorbs falls; friction-reducing finish extends the rope life
    • Endura Dry™ treatment penetrates to the core and bonds with the rope fiber to retard moisture gain and improve abrasion resistance
    • Advanced braiding techniques stabilize the yarns for a consistent feel over the rope's useful life
    • Lighter than an 11mm rope with superb handling characteristics; 60m length offers extended leads
    • Meets or exceeds UIAA tests for falls, impact force and elongation

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    New England Equinox 10.2mm x 60m Dry Core Rope Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Climbing
    Single rope
    60 meters
    10.2 millimeters
    9.8 kilonewtons
    29 percent
    4.5 percent
    8
    Dry core
    66 grams per meter
    Rope type
    Rope length (m)
    Rope diameter (mm)
    Impact force
    Dynamic elongation
    Static elongation
    UIAA falls
    Dry treatment
    Weight

    New England Equinox 10.2mm x 60m Dry Core Rope

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    New England Equinox 10.2mm x 60m Dry Core Rope is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a work-horse This is a good strong rope. On the thicker end of the rope spectrum, this rope still runs through belay devices very well. Even being thick, the weight per meter compares to nicely to thinner more expensive ropes. We use this rope when there is short approach hikes as it is bulky and does not coil up very small. It also tends to kink a little right after taking it out of the bag, flake it out a little and it's fine. And that is the reason I have given only 4 stars: bulky and kinky. As far as durability, it has held up well after about 20 days of climbing so far, both lead and top rope. We have yet to take a major lead fall, so I am not sure about how it absorbs a fall. But it stretches pretty good just when falling a short distance. The fall ratings are also comparable to some nicer more spendy ropes. We do most of our climbing in the North Bend area of Washington, the rock is usually sharp and sometimes damp, but the rope is still in good shape. For the price, I will probably get another after this guy retires for when I need a good work horse of a rope.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good beginners toprope Just started toproping 3 weeks ago and this is my first rope. The price was perfect for me and the diameter is very comfortable. I've used it about 10 toproping climbs and it works great. I gave it 5 stars because I'm not sure what to compare it to and I haven't noticed anything that I don't like about it.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rope Review for N.E. Equinox 10.2x60 dry This rope was used to guide my young boys on their first decent. Basically a trail with a few boulder's that zigzagged down the 150" hillside. Most of the time it was just a hand line. But worked great for the few times we had to repel on climb. This rope has very low stretch and is heavy duty. Our gear worked great with it ( figure 8, quick draws, 7mm. peresuk and climbers. I was very pleased with this rope especially for the price under $150.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little stiff, but solid rope for the p I have been climbing for the better part of six years now. After 5 years of mooching gear off people I finally caved this past year and bought my first rope. After taking it out probably 20-30 times, this is a strong durable rope. After about 8 months of battery, it is showing signs of fraying, but is still in solid condition. It has slightly higher than average fall ratings, but is tad heavier. My main complaint with this rope is that it is a very stiff rope. One of my friends has a Petzl Xion and another has a Sterling, and those feel much more supple and 'flowy.' This is great beginner rope, and often if friends are coming we'll lead with another then throw this up for a top rope, but for leading anything it's usable. It is much to stiff to be desirable, but it works and for the price it's a great deal. As this is my first rope I inherently love it, but I often wish I spent the extra 50$ and bought the Petzl instead.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice rope for a great price Bought this rope for climbing with my kids. Safety is the key factor and wanted a new rope to use just with them. The price was great and it's a nice looking rope. It's pretty heavy but we wont be using it for any multi-pitch climbs anyway, it's also pretty stiff but I think it will become more supple with use.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from work rope This is my second Equinox rope and I would have no other. I've used plenty of different brands and for the price and durability this is the right choice. My last one served me on lead climbs and top-rope climbs for five years until I voluntarily retired it for peace of mind. Nylon ropes only have a 9-year shelf life so five years in the field was long enough for me. Even at the end it worked well and didn't have a single fray, kink, or any other defect. It was strong and took a beating with grace!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from durable workhorse This is a good regular rope, no bells, no whistles (although it is dry treated)just a good rope. It's only real highlight is its low price. This is the first rope that I have personally owned, and I've had it for a little over a year and it has performed to my satisfaction. It's seen mostly top rope duty and a little over a dozen or so multi-pitch climbs in NY, NJ, and ME. It's taken three notable leader falls of about 10 feet and countless hangdogging sessions on lead and toprope without severely kinking the rope. I do have a rope bag with a tarp but I believe the dry treatment has helped resist a lot of dirt and stuff from getting on/in the rope. I've run it through dirt filled gulleys on toprope, dropped the ends into a puddle muck on rappel, my partner has trampelled it with boots while belaying me at the base of a climb...it's generally been used and abused. As a first rope for a novice or beginner it's a fine rope, maybe great when you consider the price for a dry treated rope. But here are some traits I'll try to avoid in my next rope: It's on the thick/fat side (which may give beginners more confidence...whatever gets you up the pitch) but it also doesn't feed as freely or quickly through belay/rap devices. It's stiff. Tying knots in short sections of the rope isn't hard but it could be easier if the rope was more willing to bend. It did get easier to work with the rope as it got borken in. It's heavy. Cleary a function of it's thickness but something to consider if you have to carry this rope plus gear a significant distance. No middle mark. This makes things way easy on rappel. It's also a good indicator to the belayer of how much rope is left when you're on lead.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first top rope Good strong rope for top rope climbs. Worth the cost. Needs a halfway mark but no other complaints.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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