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Pros Light, durable, super soft and supple handleDurable sheath, supple feel, soft catches, saves some weight over thicker workhorsesDurable, excellent feel and handle, soft catchesGreat handling, durableEco friendly, nice handle, super light, triple rated, uncoils perfectly from the bag
Cons Not durable enough for heavy duty sport climbing, a lot of stretch when secondingMiddle marker wears out quickly, still heavier than thinner ropesPriceyHeavy for the diameter, high impact force ratingExpensive, dry coating wears off sheath quickly, a tad stiff
Bottom Line Excellent handling and not too thick, this rope is an ideal choice to shed some weightNo rope does a better job of including all the attributes we want – durability, soft but safe catches, great handling, and all at a reasonable priceAn excellent rope that is durable, the perfect diameter for all styles of climbing, and handles greatGreat for sport climbing and advanced climbersAn eco friendly and surprisingly durable skinny rope that is light and can handle some abuse
Rating Categories Petzl Volta Mammut 9.5 Crag Classic Sterling Helix Maxim Pinnacle Edelrid Swift Eco Dry
Handling (35%)
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Durability (25%)
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Weight (20%)
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Catch (20%)
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Specs Petzl Volta Mammut 9.5 Crag... Sterling Helix Maxim Pinnacle Edelrid Swift Eco...
Diameter 9.2 mm 9.5 mm 9.5 mm 9.5 mm 8.9 mm
Weight (g/m) 55 g/m 59 g/m 59 g/m 61 g/m 52 g/m
Certified Use Single, Half and Twin Single Single Single Single, Half and Twin
UIAA Fall Rating 6 7 7 7 7 (single), 22 (half/twin)
Impact Force 8.6 kN 8.8 kN 8.9 kN 10.3 kN 8.8 (single), 6.7 (half), 10.4 kN (twin)
Static Elongation % (in use) 7.5 8 7.2 5 9 (single), 8.6 (half), 5.3 (twin)
Dynamic Elongation % (first fall) 33 33 31.9 26 31 (single), 28 (half), 26 (twin)
Sheath Proportion % 42 40 41 36 34
Dry Coating Option Duratec Dry Mammut Dry Treatment DryXP Endura Dry 2x treatment Eco Dry
Middle Mark or Bi-Pattern Option Middle Mark Middle mark Middle Mark and Bi-Color Option Bi-pattern option Middle mark
Lengths Available 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m 60m, 70m, 80m 40m, 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m. DryXP: 60m, 70m, 80m 60m, 70m 60m, 70m, 80m
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