How to use Edelrid rope, safety, storage, transport, care, lifespan and replacement with instructional pictures.
9.8mm Boa 60m
A lightweight sport climbing rope. Its Thermo Shield treatment and relatively narrow diameter make it suitable for a wide range of activities.
Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling.
Also available as a set with the Liner Rope Bag.
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|Weight|| 62.0 g/m|
8.201 lbs / 3720 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.8 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||6 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||32.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.3 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.80 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||40.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
I’m not going to name names here regarding the bad experiences that I’ve had with ropes, but suffice to say I’ve got my 'Yes' and my 'No' camps. After testing the Boa 9.8mm, Edelrid are definitely a 'Yes' and as such I’d even consider checking out one of their more specialist, skinnier options like the Corbie 8.6mm as a specialist tool for long, pumpy on-sights or redpoints.
A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
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.