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DMM Super Big Jim for outdoor climbing?

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 C3stM0i64 23 Jun 2020

I'm just making my move outdoors after a few years indoor climbing/instructing and getting my CWI & A a couple years back, not sure how I'll get on yet so don't want to outlay too much money. I'm in Kent so can safely assume most of my climbing will be sandstone initially, with Bull's Hollow, Harrisons Rocks being my nearest.

I can get hold of 30-40 metres of new over-ordered SBJ for a very good price, I'd be interested to hear any reasons this would be a bad choice to take outdoors on sandstone? (My instinct is that as it is designed to be hardy in a climbing centre it will generally be a hardy rope, on the other hand the sheath may not be cut out for running over real rock). Fair to assume it will only get top rope use.

Thanks in advance for your advice

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In reply to C3stM0i64:

> I'm just making my move outdoors after a few years indoor climbing/instructing and getting my CWI & A a couple years back, not sure how I'll get on yet so don't want to outlay too much money. I'm in Kent so can safely assume most of my climbing will be sandstone initially, with Bull's Hollow, Harrisons Rocks being my nearest.

> I can get hold of 30-40 metres of new over-ordered SBJ for a very good price, I'd be interested to hear any reasons this would be a bad choice to take outdoors on sandstone? (My instinct is that as it is designed to be hardy in a climbing centre it will generally be a hardy rope, on the other hand the sheath may not be cut out for running over real rock). Fair to assume it will only get top rope use.

> Thanks in advance for your advice

I can only wonder at DMM's choice of a porn star name for a rope.  

Who do they think they are ? Alpkit . 

😂

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 Andy Hardy 24 Jun 2020
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I thought it was a breakfast! 😇

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 Danbow73 24 Jun 2020
In reply to C3stM0i64:

It'll be fine for top roping but most wall rope is lower stretch than your typical single rope making lead falls feel much harder. 

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 galpinos 24 Jun 2020
In reply to Danbow73:

> It'll be fine for top roping but most wall rope is lower stretch than your typical single rope making lead falls feel much harder. 

Impact force is 8.5kN, it'll be fine.

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 galpinos 24 Jun 2020
In reply to C3stM0i64:

It'd be a great rope for top roping on Southern Sandstone.

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 C3stM0i64 01 Jul 2020
In reply to C3stM0i64:

Thanks all. Exactly what I was after. Top rope is all I'll use it for so fingers crossed I'll get out this summer. Now just to gather some gear for protection.

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