A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.8mm Monster 60m Dry
A safe, hard-wearing rope aimed at performance-oriented, weight-conscious rock climbers. Uses: sport & trad climbing, hard redpoints, onsights, free walls, alpine rock. The Monster 9.8 is a smooth-running, easy-clipping, very compact rope with a super-durable, long-lasting construction.
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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)||9 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||35.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||7.6 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.50 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
Admittedly, when it comes to ropes, increased diameter and length translate to more weight. The 10.2mm weighs only a fraction more than the 9.8mm, and both are comparable to other manufacturers' ropes of the same diameter and length. Both ropes are durable and have a nice hand when sorting or paying through the belay device. The Monster marking system seems better than black ink that wears off. At $235.00 for the 10.2mm (70 meter, dry) it's easier on the pocketbook than a bi-color rope. Although all climbers should be prudent to pick the right rope for the job, size does matter in the desert. Monster ropes are big, durable and not that heavy. The 10.2mm and 9.8mm cords are a new personal preference for durability and handling on many desert routes and towers.
Pros: Monster Markers that denote the middle and ends of the rope without the price of bi-color, durable
Cons: Heavier than your standard alpine rope
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.