A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
8.5mm Pitch 50m Dry
The Pitch is designed to be used in summer or winter on crags and mountains the world over. They are light, durable, and supple when exposed to Mother Nature even at her worst – the UIAA Dry treatment repels water brilliantly, making them ideal for all-round use; from snowy gullies and damp sea cliffs to alpine faces and even Himalayan peaks.
Ultimate half rope for four season use in all weather conditions.
UIAA Dry treated for water repellence, improved life and less drag.
ThermoControl treatment for superb handling and stability.
Really durable for the diameter whilst still being supple.
Core balances low impact forces with minimal stretch.
|Weight|| 49.0 g/m|
5.401 lbs / 2450 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||8.5 mm|
|Length (meters)||50 m|
|Rope Type||Half (Double)|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||0 / 13 / 0|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / - / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / - / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||0.00 kN / 6.50 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||49.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
The Pitch is tough and it handles well. It is well able to cope with abrasive granite, grit or the wear and tear of long routes in varied conditions. They are a little on the heavy side for very dedicated 'fast and light' alpine routes, but if you want a pair of versatile ropes that you know you can hammer relentlessly, wherever you are going, whatever the season, then these are for you.
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.