With Christmas coming, and my desire to get out and do more canyons growing, I am looking at purchasing canyon specific gear, but am at a loss. So I turn to the collective knowledge of the Collective for some recommendations!!! Here is my dilemma: I am specifically looking at ropes (and possibly rope retrieval options – or “Advance Anchor Tools” as CUSA puts it). I would like to maximize my investment (or minimize my spend) while also maximizing the potential list of canyons with my rope purchase. I have Todd’s Grand Canyoneering Book and would like to cover as many of these canyons as possible. In addition, I would like to expand into the next level of Zion Canyons. Finally, there are a number of canyons in Arizona (my home state) that require longer ropes than I have right now, and, while I have not researched other canyon options (Escalante, the Roost, North Wash, Powell Area, etc), other canyon options. I do not want to put my preconceived notions in the discussion, so I will limit my input right now to say that from Grand Canyoneering, it seems like Water Holes at 320’ is about the top end of the length I would be looking at with THIS purchase. The only other thing I will add is that CUSA mentions “I would be hesitant to use a pull cord longer than 200 feet except in ideal pull-cording conditions.” If this is the case, what is my option to minimize weight in conjunction with that 300’+ rope (assuming that is a length I take)? OK…what input I am looking for from the collective: What rope length(s) would you recommend to cover as many canyons as possible (I think there may be more than one length)? What are the rope brands, types and size options? Example: Imlay 8.0 Canyon, Imlay 8.3 Canyon Fire, Etc. As a point of reference for me, I have started to become familiar with single rope rappels and purchased a CRITR recently. While I am not familiar (experienced with) things like FiddleSticks, I am open to those options. I think I would call myself an Advanced Beginner or Intermediate Canyoneerer. Thank you for the input. And by the way…I have really enjoyed being a member of the Collective!!!