The ropes really are depending on what you like, I have had True Blue (12 Strand) and now I have lava (double braid) My double braid is smoother, the double eye bites better and loosens up easier when needed. My True Blue lost all glossyness(not the word i want) and is very hairy after a year of use with and without a friction saver.
Green, What for spikes do you have? I have been looking for a good pair.
Student Arborist ~ ISA Member
Lots Of Climbing Gear