A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
8mm Unity 30m Dry
MAXIM Unity is certified as both a twin and a half rope. It is a multi-purpose rope that is perfect for the weight-conscious alpinist or climber. Unity is constructed to reduce drag and increase fall protection over sharp edges. Therefore it is perfectly suited as an alpine climbing rope or ice climbing rope. For ice climbing MAXIM recommends 2x-DRY treated models.
Unity is a light-weight rope that can be used as an alpine climbing rope, ice climbing rope or for mixed climbing. Due to its certification as both a twin and a half rope, it can either be alternately clipped to protection as a half rope, or used in tandem as a twin or double rope. The half rope technique reduces rope drag and increases fall protection over sharp edges, especially on routes with multiple traverses.
The Unity series provides outstanding performance on routes with multiple lenght or long alpine treks where rope use is required for crevasse or fall protection. Unity is light and tough enough to be used for glacier travel on the world‘s most demanding mountains.
Unity is available in 8mm and 9mm in both Standard dry or 2x-DRY. Endura STD-DRY models have a dry treated core, Endura 2X-DRY models feature a dry treated core and sheath and meet the UIAA dry standard. Select models also feature our exclusive TPT sheath, which results in even less drag by aligning the sheath yarns with the movement of the rope.
|Weight|| 46.9 g/m|
3.101 lbs / 1407 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||8.0 mm|
|Length (meters)||30 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||0 falls / 7 falls / -|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / 29.0 % / -|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||0.0 % / 9.6 % / -|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||0.00 kN / 6.00 kN / -|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
When used as a Half (Double) rope, UIAA falls range from 7-8
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.