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Petzl 9.0mm Volta Guide
  • Petzl 9.0mm Volta Guide
  • Petzl 9.0mm Volta Guide
  • Petzl 9.0mm Volta Guide

9.0mm Volta Guide 60m 2xDry

Petzl

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Description

Ultra-light and compact 9.0 mm multi-type rope for mountaineering, with Guide UIAA Dry treatment.

The VOLTA GUIDE 9.0 mm rope provides the light weight and low bulk necessary for intensive mountaineering. The Guide UIAA Dry water repellent treatment gives it excellent water resistance, and is well-suited to everyday use in extreme conditions. Certified for all uses: single, half or twin, for multiple uses and maximum versatility according to the terrain.

Description

Thin, ultra-light and compact rope for intensive mountaineering:
- for use in rock, mixed, snow or ice environments
- multi-type for use as a single, half or twin rope
Excellent water resistance:
- Guide UIAA Dry treatment: complete water-resistant treatment, making the rope more resistant to water, dirt and abrasion
- meets the requirements of the UIAA standard Water repellent test: water absorption of less than 2 %
- the rope is especially suitable for intensive or everyday use in extreme conditions
Convenient rope handling :
- Middle Mark: indicates the middle of the rope to facilitate maneuvers
- EverFlex treatment: special thermal treatment stabilizes the core strands and improves consistency; offers excellent grip and consistent handling over time
- Material(s): nylon

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US$ 259.95
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Weight 54.0 g/m
7.143 lbs / 3240 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.0 mm
Length (meters) 60 m
Rope Type Single/Half/Twin 
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­5  / 20  / 25
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 34.0 % / 30.0 % / 27.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 7.6 % / 7.6 % / 4.4 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.50 kN / 6.60 kN / 10.40 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath & Core­
Sheath Proportion (%) 39.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) ­
Rope End Marker None
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
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9.0mm Volta Guide

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Splitter Choss Gear Review no rating given just a review

The new Petzl Volta Guide is touted as an ideal cord for “intensive mountaineering,” certified for single, half or twin rope use. Over the last couple of months, I’ve used it on such cutting-edge mountaineering routes as Glitter GulchThe Machinist and Velociraptor. Not familiar with these alpine test pieces? Yeah, the truth is these are sport climbs, and I haven’t actually done any mountaineering with this rope, but that’s the thing: it’s also great for clipping bolts!

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.