Tough enough to work the moves, light enough to send the redpoint. The Ion is a high-performance lightweight rope that's a good choice to bring to the crag.
- Thermo-dynamic balancing heat treats the yarn to limit sheath slippage, help the rope remain supple, and keep its elongation properties over time.
- Drycore process treats the core yarns to reduce yarn-on-yarn abrasion and moisture absorption. It creates a rope with excellent durability and handling.
- Weight of 57g/m.
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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.
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.