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Titan Cord Review

   

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Overall avg rating 4.8 of 5 based on 2 reviews. Most recent review: March 11, 2014
Street Price:   $20 | Compare prices at 3 resellers
Pros:  Stong, light
Cons:  Expensive, must tie trible fisherman to connect two strands
Best Uses:  Setting up anchors on multi-pitch climbs, top roping
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Manufacturer:   BlueWater Ropes
Review by: Valentine Cullen ⋅ Review Editor, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ March 10, 2014  
Overview
The BlueWater ropes 5mm Titan Cord is constructed from Dyneema fiber and nylon which makes it strong and light. It is available in 6m (~20ft), 25m (82ft) and 50m (164ft) lengths. It should be noted that the true diameter is actually 5.5mm.

Keep in mind that thin cord like this has its limitations and concerns. A triple fishermans knot (required), it's very hard to cut even with a knife, and many people have concerns about spectra cords in general

Be sure to also check out our full Climbing Slings and Runners review.


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Most recent review: March 11, 2014
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100% of 1 reviewers recommend it
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4 star: 33%  (1)
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   Mar 11, 2014 - 08:53am
Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Pros: Stong, easy to untie

Easy to untie? Bluewater recommends a TRIPLE fisherman's knot. That's easy to untie if you have a pair of pliers.

Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Cons: A little bulky

It's 5.5 mm (.216") diameter. Not bulky at all

Outdoor Gearlab wrote:
Best Uses: Setting up anchors on multi-pitch climbs, top roping

Although some people may use this for a cordelette, it's best use is for slinging nuts and Gunks tie offs. It's not responsible to recommend this for a top rope anchor

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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