The Ropemaster HC is the new and improved version of the mega classic Metolius Ropemaster which is possibly the most popular rope bag of all time. The new HC or "high capacity" version adds a larger rope tarp which measures 52" x 58", a larger carrying capacity of 1960 cubic inches and a clear vinyl rope ID window to identify which rope is already packed inside. The HC means you can easily fit your climbing shoes, harness, chalk bag and a few extras in with a fatty 70m rope. Also as rope standards get longer and longer we think this slightly larger rope bag is an improvement over the already bomber original. The Ropemaster HC is also one of the better-priced rope bags at $40 so while it doesn't have a lot of extras it does an excellent job at a rope bags core uses; keeping the rope clean and nicely stacked all while being easy to pack.
The Ropemaster HC is no longer available in the blue and green colors. The two new colors are red (shown above) and black. Metolius confirmed with us, though, that the color was the only change made to this rope bag. No matter the color, performance remains the same.