Maxim Pinnacle
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Pros Skinny for its diameter, durable, great catch, smooth handlingDurable, excellent feel and handle, soft catchesLight, durable, super soft and supple handleGreat handling, durableEco friendly, nice handle, super light, triple rated, uncoils perfectly from the bag
Cons Slightly stiff, middle mark wears off quicklyPriceyNot durable enough for heavy duty sport climbing, a lot of stretch when secondingHeavy for the diameter, high impact force ratingExpensive, dry coating wears off sheath quickly, a tad stiff
Bottom Line A top choice no matter what sort of climbing you intend to do.An excellent rope that is durable, the perfect diameter for all styles of climbing, and handles great.Excellent handling and not too thick, this rope is an ideal choice to shed some weightGreat for sport climbing and advanced climbers.An eco friendly and surprisingly durable skinny rope that is light and can handle some abuse.
Rating Categories Mammut Infinity Evolution Helix Petzl Volta Maxim Pinnacle Edelrid Swift Eco Dry
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Specs Mammut Infinity Evolution Helix Petzl Volta Maxim Pinnacle Edelrid Swift Eco...
Diameter 9.5 mm 9.5 mm 9.2 mm 9.5 mm 8.9 mm
Weight (g/m) 59 g/m 59 g/m 55 g/m 61 g/m 52 g/m
Certified Use Single Single Single, Half and Twin Single Single, Half and Twin
UIAA Fall Rating 8-9 7 6 7 7 (single), 22 (half/twin)
Impact Force 8.4 kN 8.9 kN 8.6 kN 10.3 kN 8.8 (single), 6.7 (half), 10.4 kN (twin)
Static Elongation % (in use) 6.5 7.2 7.5 5 9 (single), 8.6 (half), 5.3 (twin)
Dynamic Elongation % (first fall) 30 31.9 33 26 31 (single), 28 (half), 26 (twin)
Sheath Proportion % 40 41 42 36 34
Dry Coating Option Mammut's Dry Treatment DryXP Duratec Dry Endura Dry 2x treatment Eco Dry
Middle Mark or Bi-Pattern Option Bi-Pattern or Middle Mark Middle Mark and Bi-Color Option Middle Mark Bi-pattern option Middle mark
Lengths Available 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m 40m, 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m. DryXP: 60m, 70m, 80m 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m 60m, 70m 60m, 70m, 80m
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