Thermo treatment gives it an impressive strength rating for a thinner rope and provides excellent handling during its lifetime. Each individual yarn is encased in a bonded protective coating to maximize overall strength.
- Yarn-stabilizing thermo treatment and a synthetic fluoropolymer coating bonded to each individual yarn. The result is an impermeable protective layer that reduces friction between the yarns and lets them slide past each other, so each is fully utilized when loaded.
- Both sheath and core are dry-treated for ice, mixed and alpine.
- Bi-colour sheath changes pattern at the rope’s midpoint.
- Sheath proportion is 40%.
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.