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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derek, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Derek

    Derek

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    I was wondering what rope diameter and what length of rope everyone is using for their potshots to escape potholes? I know some people use 6mm and others 8mm. Thanks
  2. Tom Collins

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    I don't carry a special rope for tossing potshots, I just use my rap ropes, which are mostly 8mm.
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  3. Canyonero

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    I guess if you had a really long toss maybe it would be good to have a super light rope to do it, but I've never seen anyone use anything other than the regular ropes they're carrying.
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    I've heard of people using the 6mm pull cord for the Poe Throw... not sure who from...
  5. Tom Collins

    Tom Collins

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    Cant go too light no matter the throw though because you still have to go up whatever you throw.
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  6. Chasetharp

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    Interesting, never heard of using 6mm, don’t see the reasoning behind it. Your question has been answered but I wanted to add that we usually carry some shorter “work ropes” for tosses and lowering into potholes. Can get end cuts from a lot of people in the business. Less abuse on the longer ropes. But mostly ideal for canyons with a lot of potholes like quandary, woody, etc. Works well for us!
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