The 10.2mm Spire 70m Bipattern Dry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 10.2mm Spire 70m Bipattern Dry is no longer produced by PMI and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
10.2mm Spire 70m Bipattern Dry
The SPIRE is an excellent all-around rope that is as at home on the crags as it is on long alpine routes. At less than 70g/m, it is a favorite of guides and others who want to combine maximum mileage with minimum weight.
|Weight|| 69.0 g/m|
10.650 lbs / 4830 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||10.2 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||11 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||34.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||6.2 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||7.90 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||Bipattern|
|Rope End Marker||None|
This video goes over PMI's rope line, and goes into a lot of details of UIAA testing. It's a powerpoint presentation turned into a video, so there's reading and graphics but no voice. I found muting the sound helped because it made it less distracting to read the text.
I'm still climbing with the Spire, six months in, and have seen no signs of sheath wear or damage, and no lessening of the dry coating's effectiveness. Despite the slightly greater weight, this rope will not be removed from my "climbing-gear-in-use closet" and added to my dog's ever-growing "rope rug" anytime soon. Because of the inexplicable weight difference between this rope and other similar ropes, I'm shying away from five stars, but it deserves high marks in all other categories.
Pros: Great feel and handling once broken in; superior dry-coating; durable.
Cons: Heavy for its length and diameter.