How to use Edelrid rope, safety, storage, transport, care, lifespan and replacement with instructional pictures.
The 9.8mm Boa Bipattern 70m is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.8mm Boa Bipattern 70m is no longer produced by Edelrid and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
9.8mm Boa Bipattern 70m
The DuoTec 60m variant of the tried and trusted Boa, With a permanent marking in the middle of the rope and a distinctive design.
* Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling
* Duotec® brading marks the middle of rope
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|Weight|| 62.0 g/m|
9.568 lbs / 4340 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.8 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||6 / - / -|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||32.0 % / - / -|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.3 % / - / -|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.80 kN / - / -|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||40.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||Marking|
|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.
This is called speed dating because you two only have 5 minutes to get to know each other and see if you are match. The session starts and stops when the bell rings. Rock Climber, meet Edelrid Boa DuoTec. Boa, this is Rock Climber. The session starts now. You guys have fun.
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.