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Old 09-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
David Buckley
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Rope climbs worth it?

Hey guys just opening an affiliate and trying to decide whether to get 2 ropes for rope climbs. Problem is the highest point i could hang the rope off would be a 11ft beam. Do you think that at this height it is worth spending the money on 2 ropes ( http://http://www.roguefitness.com/s...bing_ropes.phplike these from rogue the 15ft rope)or i could just get 2 smaller rope for things like rope pullups ( http://http://www.roguefitness.com/s...ling_ropes.phplike these the 6ft rope)??
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

No-hands rope climbs are great for short ropes. Don't have to worry about rope burn and they're harder.

The DIY cheapskate's rope project from the Journal is always an option.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

Ask the mens second place finisher at this year's Games whether having a rope to train with might be beneficial.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

I bought my rope from knot and rope. You can get any length, but you have to pay extra for any knots. I got an eyelet on one side and whipped on the other. Good Prices and fast, friendly responses when I ordered. (WFS) http://www.knotandrope.com/store/pc/Manila-Rope-c3.htm
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:47 PM   #5
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

Yes I think it's worth it. Have them start from a seated position and climb with no feet if they're able. It will be more than enough height for most people. Besides, if you think about a 15' high rope climb, starting from a standing position and jumping up and grabbing on would make it only around 8' or less of actual climbing. If nothing else, sub a 15' climb for 2 11' climbs.

I've bought rope from knot and rope (very cheap) and from Judd Shea (here on the discussion board- somewhat cheap), and there's also companies that sell on ebay (very cheap).

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

Id say worth it!
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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Ask the mens second place finisher at this year's Games whether having a rope to train with might be beneficial.
Took the words out of my mouth....well said..
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:27 AM   #8
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I've bought rope from knot and rope (very cheap) and from Judd Shea (here on the discussion board- somewhat cheap), and there's also companies that sell on ebay (very cheap).

Tim
+1 for Knot and Rope. Very good prices and quality.

I bought the 1.5 in pro-manila from them over a year ago. Pro-manila since I hang it outside. I put an eye splice (http://www.animatedknots.com/splice/index.php WFS) in myself and threw it over a branch of a big oak in the backyard. I got a bit paranoid, especially since the kids play with it, so I put some extra duct tape around the base of the eye splice, but the thing hasn't really moved, so I suspect that was unnecessary.

It's still going strong after a couple of winters and after watching me climb it a few times, my 8 year old son started to do it as well. He finally made it up the 15 feet this past weekend. I was a proud Papa.

Disclaimer: this was my experience, YMMV and if you or anyone else decide to do the same it's at your own risk.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #9
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I bought the 1.5 in pro-manila from them over a year ago. Pro-manila since I hang it outside.
How is the grip on the pro-manila vs the regular manila? I was tempted to buy it, but went with the standard manila for fear that it would be less grippy or something since it is a poly based rope.

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #10
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Re: Rope climbs worth it?

Tim, I've heard that the pro-manila (synthetic manila) is prone to splinters.
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