Hey Hector How was castle gorge?
I hear what you say about impact force and rope drag and just the plain weight of carrying ropes to crags etc. But it just feels creepy plummeting from the heavens with only one pisswilly 9mil cord to catch you
Just this weekend I was opening a route, (turns out it was one of your favorites; off-width, I hope you get to try it some time). Being that type of crack, gear was sparse and it meant long lead-outs. I was soon in a position with 1 rope clipped 3m below me, the piece below that was slung around a pathetic flake a further 2m down and I was easily 11/12m off the deck fiddling with my next placement. I was beginning to wish for one of Sylvester Stalones \"bolt guns\" and clip my tug-boat cord... and you recon I should go thinner…mmmmm
Would you say stay with 9mm say maybe beal verdon
or should I be brave like you and try an 8.6 beal cobra
8mm just seems plain mad to me...