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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $309.95 at Amazon$299.95 at REI$182.96 at Backcountry
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Pros Eco friendly, nice handle, super light, triple rated, uncoils perfectly from the bagSkinny for its diameter, durable, great catch, smooth handlingDurable, excellent feel and handle, soft catchesLight, durable, super soft and supple handleGreat handling, durable
Cons Expensive, dry coating wears off sheath quickly, a tad stiffSlightly 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 rating
Bottom Line An eco friendly and surprisingly durable skinny rope that is light and can handle some abuse.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.
Rating Categories Edelrid Swift Eco Dry Mammut Infinity Sterling Evolution Helix Petzl Volta Maxim Pinnacle
Handling (35%)
7
7
8
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9
Durability (25%)
6
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8
Weight (20%)
10
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5
Catch (20%)
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Specs Edelrid Swift Eco... Mammut Infinity Sterling Evolution... Petzl Volta Maxim Pinnacle
Diameter 8.9 mm 9.5 mm 9.5 mm 9.2 mm 9.5 mm
Weight (g/m) 52 g/m 59 g/m 59 g/m 55 g/m 61 g/m
Certified Use Single, Half and Twin Single Single Single, Half and Twin Single
UIAA Fall Rating 7 (single), 22 (half/twin) 8-9 7 6 7
Impact Force 8.8 (single), 6.7 (half), 10.4 kN (twin) 8.4 kN 8.9 kN 8.6 kN 10.3 kN
Static Elongation % (in use) 9 (single), 8.6 (half), 5.3 (twin) 6.5 7.2 7.5 5
Dynamic Elongation % (first fall) 31 (single), 28 (half), 26 (twin) 30 31.9 33 26
Sheath Proportion % 34 40 41 42 36
Dry Coating Option Eco Dry Mammut's Dry Treatment DryXP Duratec Dry Endura Dry 2x treatment
Middle Mark or Bi-Pattern Option Middle mark Bi-Pattern or Middle Mark Middle Mark and Bi-Color Option Middle Mark Bi-pattern option
Lengths Available 60m, 70m, 80m 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m 40m, 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m. DryXP: 60m, 70m, 80m 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m 60m, 70m
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