A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
10.2mm Diamond Triaxiale 70m
This is the rope for intensive usage: a dynamic climbing rope for clubs and indoor venues. It’s the rope for beginners: it handles well and is very reassuring. With its generous diameter, it contains more material and is thus undeniably more robust, and more resistant over time. This Diamond is also a Triaxiale model – that’s what the renowned TRX in its name stands for. “It’s a special, and totally exclusive way of making the rope core,” explains Michel Paccalet, Millet’s ropes product manager. This manufacturing process requires machines that are able to braid the cores and not just to twist the polyamide threads. “These inner braids – of which there are many in a 10.2 mm diameter rope – protect the core threads from internal abrasion.” Yes – a rope wears out gradually, from the inside. What does Triaxiale mean, Michel Paccalet (Millet product manager)? “It’s a manufacturing process requiring machines that are able to braid the cores and not just to twist the polyamide threads. These braids protect the core threads from internal abrasion.” That’s because ropes wear out gradually from the inside. And a rope is the life line that unites the members of a climbing team. A dynamic rope absorbs impacts, and therefore enables safe falls, which are fairly inevitable in climbing. In the mountains, ropes are put to a very tough test: abrasion on granite, sharp rocky arêtes, rope-jamming cracks while rappelling, trickling ice, falling stones… Your safety depends on its strength. To make sure the link lasts, Millet’s exclusive Triaxiale construction guarantees outstanding longevity for your mountain life line.
|Weight|| 68.0 g/m|
10.490 lbs / 4760 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||10.2 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||12 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||34.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||- / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.50 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
No voice explanation but the video shows all the features of Triaxiale rope.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.