A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.8mm Curve 60m
The CURVE is fluid, light and fit for climbers who want to progress to a higher level.
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|Weight|| 64.0 g/m|
8.465 lbs / 3840 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.8 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||8 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||37.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.4 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.00 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||Marking|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
The Curve 9.8 seems to lend itself well as a lead line for long multipitch routes, as well as trad and sport red-pointing. When using it for a top rope setting be mindful of the additional energy absorption and stretch during the starts of routes. However, the sheath construction should help protect the rope from some of the added abuse that comes with a day of TR-ing. The Curve offers great handling and knotting, and runs through gear like a dream, while not being a significant weight by the end of long pitches.
If you’re looking for a workhorse crag rope for whipping all over your projects for a few years, look no further. This rope will provide soft catches well into the future. It’s not the best choice for new climbers or people who primarily top-rope. At a mid-range price, you get the stretchy behavior of a skinny rope the in a thick, burly package – not a bad deal at all.
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.