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Gear Guide 2020: Fixe Hardware Roca 9.6 Siurana Endurance Rope Review

Our picks for the best gear of 2020.

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The Fixe Hardware Roca 9.6 Siurana Endurance Rope. 

The price-point sport and alpine Siurana Endurance handled like a skinnier, pricier cord—“It felt expensive and high-quality,” raved one tester. The rope is stretchy and supple (36% dynamic elongation, 6.5% static), which made for soft whippers (“like falling onto a pillow”); it also had negligible break-in and fed smoothly on belays, with no tangles or coils. The Endurance sheathe tested well on abrasive Flatirons sandstone and sharp Sinks Canyon limestone, with zero fuzzing. The only considerations with such a soft rope are “springy” topropes and needing patience to form a stiff loop to stick-clip. MSRP: $160, fixehardware.com 

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