7.1MM SKIMMER PRO 30M 2XDRY
The skinniest and lightest half rope money can buy. The go-to solution for demanding ice and mixed routes or situations where every gram counts.
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|Weight|| 36.0 g/m|
2.380 lbs / 1080 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||7.1 mm|
|Length (meters)||30 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||0 / 5 / 18|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / 32.0 % / 39.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / 9.0 % / 5.2 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||0.00 kN / 6.10 kN / 10.00 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Rope End Marker||None|
All the fancy marketing lingo seems to be backed up by a fantastic product; these ropes handle very, very, nicely whether climbing or belaying. Edelrid struck just the right balance between stiffness and suppleness to make tying knots easy, clipping simple, and feeding adequate slack while belaying a leader smooth.
By the end of the review period the Skimmers were grubby but undamaged with no more wear apparent than a more conventional double rope. Overall although somewhat specialist and unlikely to last as long as a thicker heavier rope the Skimmers proved versatile and not as ‘niche’ a product as first expected. I wouldn’t recommend them as a first purchase or your only ropes but they are a great addition for the ice and mixed climber. The light weight also means you could consider this for use as a rap line with the benefit that if anything happened to your main rope you’d have a perfectly serviceable dynamic rope as a backup.