How to choose your first climbing rope?
The biggest difference from caverns, rescue and industrial operations is that during the climbing process, climbers will experience repeated ups and downs, and their ropes need to have a certain degree of elasticity and ductility to be able to catch them “gently” Rock climbers, this is why rock climbing uses dynamic ropes instead of static ropes.
If the rope is too long, and most climbing routes are not needed, unnecessary extra weight and space will be added when carrying, and at the same time, the middle part will be wasted.
In general, the choice of diameter is a balance between the degree of wear resistance, weight, and price. Not too thick, not too thin. In theory, from a safety point of view, power ropes of 10mm and above are very load-bearing and long in use. For the first time in rock climbing, the diameter of the rope is between 9.7mm and 10.2mm.
In most cases of rope, the hard one is more wear-resistant than the soft one, and it can last longer. The softer than the harder can absorb the fall and is easy to tie knots, which is more friendly to the back. In addition, the soft rope will gradually become harder during use. The choice of this depends on your own preferences and climbing methods.