A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.9mm Apex 60m 2xDry
Designed for big wall and trad climbing or for working projects and developing routes, Apex makes an excellent rope for challenge courses and fall protection for safety personnel. It consistantly takes a beating but still delivers reliable clips. All Apex ropes feature Endura Dry on the core. Select models have 2X Endura Dry on the cover as well for the ultimate in dry protection.
|Weight|| 65.5 g/m|
8.664 lbs / 3930 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.9 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||7 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||40.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||10.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||12.00 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
No blanket safe working load (SWL) recommendations can be made for any line because SWL's must be calculated based on application, conditions of use, and potential danger to personnel among other considerations. It is recommended that the end user establish working loads and safety factors based on best practices established by the end user's industry; by professional judgment and personal experience; and after thorough assessment of all risks. The SWL is a guideline for the use of a rope in good condition for non-critical applications and should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or in cases of exceptional service such as shock loading, sustained loading, severe vibration, etc. The Cordage Institute specifies that the SWL of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength of the rope by a safety factor. The safety factor ranges from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses and is typically set at 15 for life lines.
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.