CLIMBING ROPES

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Dia.

Type

UIAA
#101
Test Falls
Impact
Force
Dynam
Elong
%

Static
Elong
%
55kg
80kg

Sheath
Slip-page
wt

# of
bobbins
sheath
mass
best
use *

bi-color
or
pattern

Price
std/dry
$/$
60M
Price
std/dry
$/$
70M
  BlueWater    
                     
EXCELLENCE
8.4
1/2
10
5.5
33.7
11
-8
46
40
41
A,I,M,T
no
172/190
na/219
ICON BiPattern Dry
9.1
1
5
8.8
32.7
7.2
-3
55
40
35
A,I,T
yes
Bi Dry
268
Bi Dry
285
XENON
twin, single & half rated
9.2
OO
1/2
1
7
8.1
34
0
4.8
56
40
33
A,S,T
yes
193/208
224/240
LIGHTNING PRO
9.7
1
8
7.9
34.9
8.5
1
61
48
36
S,T,I,M
yes
203/221
Bi 256
237/255
Bi 291
10.2
1
8
8.1
34
7.5
4
64
48
34
T,S,M
yes
207/224
Bi 273
241/261
Bi 298
10.5
1
11
7.9
34.2
8.7
1
69
48
31
W,T, TR
yes
210/228
na/na
  Mammut    
                     
ALPINE SENDER (Twilight)
UIAA Dry Cert. 1.5%
7.5
1/2
1
00
18
5
20
8.5
6.3
9.5
31.6
8.8
7.5
0
51
48
36
A,I.M
no
na/256
na/299
ALPINE DRY
(was Phoenix)
UIAA Dry Cert. 1.5%
8.0
1/2
1
00
18
5
20
8.5
6.3
9.5
31.6
8.8
7.5
0
51
48
36
A,I.M
no
na/256
na/299
ALPINE SENDER (was Serenity)
UIAA Dry Cert. 1.5%
8.7
1/2
1
00
18
5
20
8.5
6.3
9.5
31.6
8.8
7.5
0
51
48
36
A,I.M
no
na/256
na/299
CRAG SENDER
(Revelation)
UIAA Dry Cert. 1.5%
9.0
1/2
1
00
18
5-6
20
8.5
6.3
9.2

31
7.5
7.8
0
54
40
40
T,I,M,A
no
na/259
na/299
ALPINE DRY
(was Infinity)
UIAA Dry Cert. 1.5%
9.5
1
8-9
8.8
32
8.0
0
59
40
40
T,I,W
no
na/249
na/289
CRAG CLASSIC
(was Infinity)
UIAA Dry Test 46%
9.5
1
6-7
8.8
33
8.0
0
59
40
40
S,T,W
no
189/na
Duo
209
221/na
Duo
241
CRAG CLASSIC
(was Eternity)
UIAA Dry Test 46%
9.8
1
7-8
9
32.7
8.0
0
64
40
40
T,S
no
159/na
Duo
179
189/na
Duo
209
  Petzl    
                     
VOLTA Dry
black
9.2
1,1/2
00
6
8.6
33
7.5
0
55
40
42
S,T,A,M
no
na/249
na/279
ARIAL Dry
9.5
1
7
8.8
32
7.6
0
58
40
40
S,T,A,M
no
na/229
na/259
9.8
1
7
8.4
35
9
0
60
40
41
T,S,A,M
no
219/na
239/na
10.1
1
7
8.5
34
8.5
0
65
na
40
W,T
no
199/na
229/na
  Roca    
                     
9.0
1
1/2
00
8
30
50
7.8
6.0
9.2
-
8
8
4.8
0
58
-
36
S,T,A,M
no
na/264
na/284
9.2
1
1/2
00
8
30
50
7.8
6.0
9.2
-
8
8
4.8
0
59
-
36
S,T,A,M
no
227/na
259/na
9.6
1
7
8.2
36
6.5
0
65
-
36
T,S,A,M
no
149/na
172/na
  Sterling    
                     
9.8
1
6
8.8
26.4
8
0
62
na
 
I,A,M
no
/na
na
 
   
                     
 UIAATest ->
mfg/model

Dia.

Type

UIAA
#101
Test Falls
Impact
Force
Dynam
Elong.

Static
Elong.

Sheath
Slip-page
wt

# of
bobbins
sheath
mass
best
use *

bi-color
or
pattern

Price
std/dry
60M
Price
std/dry
70M
UIAA Norm
twin
12 80kg
< 12
40
10
20
-
-
-
 
-
-
-
UIAA Norm
half
5 55kg
< 8
40
20
12
-
-
-
 
-
-
-
UIAA Norm
sin-
gle
5
80kg
< 12
40
10
20
-
-
-
 
-
-
-
2015 - NEW STANDARD * UIAA DRY - water absorption standard = less 5% total wt.                            


Notes:
DIAMETER - measured while weight hangs from rope, affected by weave as well as amount of material
UIAA TYPE (click here for graphic info)
TWIN ROPES OO - used in pairs, both Ropes must be clipped to each protection point;
HALF ROPES 1/2 - used in pairs, each rope is clipped singly to alternating (every other) protection point;
SINGLE ROPES 1 - used singly, the rope is clipped to each protection point.
UIAA FALLS (click here for graphic info) - general measure of overall durability in a "worst case" scenario with 1.77 fall factor- see test diagram. Comparable only within same UIAA Type as tests are preformed with either 50 kg (half ropes - 5 fall min.) or 80 kg mass (single ropes 5 fall min, and twin rope systems - 12 fall min).
IMPACT FORCE - the maximum force generated during a test fall, lower force = softer "catch" 12kN max for Single and Twin Rope Systems; 8 kN max for Half Ropes
DYNAMIC ELONGATION - the % rope stretch occurring during 1st Test Fall. 40% max.
STATIC ELONGATION - the % of rope stretch with 80 kg (176 lbs) simulating "climber" load. Must be less than 10% for Single and Twin Rope Systems and less than 20% for Half Ropes.
SHEATH SLIPPAGE - Test simulates descender wear - 12-20mm allowed depending on Type.
WEIGHT PER METER - a better measure than Diameter with which to compare different models .Heavier ropes have more material and generally have better longevity,
* BEST USE (in ranking order) A = Alpine Rock & Ice; I = Waterfall Ice; M = Mixed Rock & Ice, S = Sport Climbing (falling, hanging, lowering); T = Trad Rock (multi-pitch, placing protection); TR = Top Roping, W = Big Walls & Aid Climbing
BOBBINS: low number = generally better abrasion resistance; higher number - generally better dynamic performance
WEIGHT of SHEATH: lower % = greater flexibility & smoother running; higher % = increased durability and slightly stiffer running.
BICOLOR or BI-PATTERN sheath provides permanent identification of the mid point; TRIOSAFE available in certain Mammut models permanently marks middle and also provides 5 meter warning of an approaching rope end.
OTHER LENGTHS: call for 50M prices, special lengths up to 200M (660 ft) and current colors.

 

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