Go for the rope. Under pressure, if the rope snaps, it drops to the ground. If the cable snaps, it could/will come back on you.
Totally agree!absolutely get the rope.. So much easier to work with.. Steel will tear your hands apart when handling without gloves, and as stated above.. If it lets go under tension, it can be extreemly dangerous..
I'm in the rocks so it's cable for me.I've had both and personally would never, ever go back to cable. But there are apparently some out there that wheel in extremely sharp rocky areas and who prefer steel in those locations. So I guess there are places for both.