How to use Edelrid rope, safety, storage, transport, care, lifespan and replacement with instructional pictures.
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9.2mm Kite 60m Dry
The Kite is the ultimate rope for climbing at the upper limits of today‘s climbing grades. Minimal weight, small diameter, and optimum handling describe this specialist rope. The Pro Shield finish on the Kite repels moisture, dust and dirt, while the Thermo Shield treatment gives the rope the unique EDELRID handling properties of durability and suppleness. Not suitable for working routes or top rope climbing.
|Weight|| 56.0 g/m|
7.407 lbs / 3360 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.2 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||5 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||31.0 % / - / -|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.60 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||43.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
One tester of this rope described it as a “buttered strand of spaghetti or velvet dental floss,” and like it was “dipped in lubricant.” When used for alpine climbing in Colorado’s Indian Peaks, the dry-treated-only Kite ran along snow all day and didn’t soak up water. This rope is a great compromise between sub-9mm alpine cords and heavier and bulkier full-strength rigs.