Send us a suggestion!

Getting New ropes

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by AggieCanyoneer, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. AggieCanyoneer

    AggieCanyoneer

    Messages:
    2
    Likes:
    1
    Anyone have experience with the Sterling HTP 9 mm or the CanyonPrime 8.5 mm?
  2. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

    Messages:
    1,310
    Likes:
    1,514
    CanyonPrime is very supple, so as compared to stiffer rope (e.g. Imlay Canyon Fire):

    - Loads/unloads easier in rap devices and raps smoother
    - Knots easily, but well-loaded knots are significantly harder to untie, esp. when wet
    - More predictable/consistent friction in devices, but offers substantially less friction than stiffer ropes
    - Packs down smaller
    - More likely to self-knot/tangle when pulling/stuffing/etc.
    - Absorbs more water and takes longer to dry
    - Significantly less durable

    No experience with HTP.

    A great resource for rope info: http://ropewiki.com/Rope_comparison
    Rapterman likes this.
  3. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

    Messages:
    1,592
    Likes:
    1,794
    Location:
    Utah
    Sterling HTP is a good rope for the money, but it’s not really designed as a canyon rope. It’s a tad soft and light in the sheath. Fine for Zion canyons though. It rappels very smoothly and handles well.

    I have a new rope coming out that you may want to look into....
    darhawk likes this.
  4. AggieCanyoneer

    AggieCanyoneer

    Messages:
    2
    Likes:
    1
    Thanks guys! We just started a club up here at Utah State University and don’t have a huge budget which is why we are looking at these two ropes. We have a deal that gives us 40% off of them so we can get a 200 m spool for $300! We just need to order them soon because our first club trip down to North Wash is May 7-9! The University won’t allow us to do any canyons with a lot of water so our ropes shouldn’t be getting too wet. Figured that’s fairly important information when picking a rope.
    hank moon likes this.
  5. ratagonia

    ratagonia

    Messages:
    4,142
    Likes:
    4,981
    Location:
    Mount Carmel, Utah
    As a bonafide University Club, you are eligible for a similar discount at Imlay Canyon Gear. Perhaps you would prefer purchasing from a company based in Utah.

    Tom
    2065toyota, wsbpress, qcard and 4 others like this.
Similar Threads: Getting ropes
Forum Title Date
General Discussion Odds of getting Lava Point Campground July 5th? May 2, 2017
Tech Tips and Gear Dead SQWUREL or just getting AARP card? Jun 9, 2016
Tech Tips and Gear Help getting sqwurel, critr Apr 22, 2016
Trip Reports Getting Piggy in Swine Flue - Dec 31st, 2015 Jan 15, 2016
Accidents and Near Misses OT - Ice Climbing Near Miss "Getting Away With Something" Mar 3, 2014
General Discussion Getting stuck in Van Buren County cave doesn't stop 71-year-old caver Feb 5, 2014