The high sheath proportion and tight weave make the Genesis a very durable half rope. These should be used in pairs and are clipped into alternate pieces of protection. Although more difficult to manage and slightly heavier than a single rope, they can reduce rope drag, making them an excellent choice for alpine and mixed routes that wander. They also offer the advantage of full-length rappels if you are forced to retreat.
- Each yarn is Teflon-coated to reduce friction and fully utilize each fibre when loaded, for a higher strength-to-weight ratio.
- Sheath and core are both dry-treated to protect from moisture and dirt.
- Lap-coiled to prevent tangles, all you have to do is uncoil it and climb.
- UIAA test fall rating isbased on a double rope test.
- Each rope sold separately, not as a pair.
Dry ropes have a water-resistant treatment on both core and sheath. Dry (UIAA certified) ropes have both core and sheath treated, plus meet the UIAA Water Repellent standard by passing a stringent test where a soaked rope cannot absorb more than 5% of the rope's weight.
Maximum elongation in the first UIAA test fall, where a weight is attached to the rope and then dropped. Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.
In controlled tests, a weight is suspended from the rope (not dropped). Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.
The amount of force, in kN, that the first UIAA fall puts on the falling object. Less impact force puts less force on the climber, belayer, and protection during a fall.
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UIAA fall rating
Indicates the number of consecutive falls a rope withstood during testing in a controlled environment. The number is for reference only, and does not indicate the number of falls a rope will withstand during actual use or over its lifespan.