A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
8.9mm Swift 60m
One rope – three certifications. With its 8.9 mm diameter, the Swift is one of the skinniest single ropes on the market. It is a single rope, half rope and twin rope all in one.
Minimal weight and diameter, excellent handling.
Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling.
Not suitable for working routes or top roping.
|Weight|| 52.0 g/m|
6.878 lbs / 3120 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||8.9 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||5 / 22 / 22|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||31.0 % / 28.0 % / 26.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.0 % / 8.6 % / 5.3 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||9.00 kN / 6.80 kN / 10.60 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||34.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
I first used the rope on a sport climbing day in the Calico Hills. The rope is awesome to lead on, and clips quickly and easily. It is so light to climb with that it feels like the rope isn’t even there. Red-point and on-sight sport climbing might be where it is the most comfortable. The elongation on leader falls is pretty real though, and the Swiftprobably wouldn’t be my first choice on routes near my limit. The Swift takes more attention when holding a fall than a thicker-diameter rope as well.
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.