Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your rope.
The 9.4mm Fuse 60m Dry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.4mm Fuse 60m Dry is no longer produced by Petzl and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
9.4mm Fuse 60m Dry
For such a skinny and light single rope, the FUSE can withstand the rigors of multiple falls or endless pitches over rough rock. Its burly, tight sheath makes it perfect for sport climbing or fast-and-light adventure climbing. Stiffer than most,it practically clips itself to draws and glides effortlessly through carabiners.
|Weight|| 56.0 g/m|
7.407 lbs / 3360 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.4 mm|
|Length (meters)||60 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||6 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||34.4 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||7.2 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.30 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||33.3 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.
Overall, I have to say so far I dig this rope. But then again, what else would you expect from Petzl? With so many ropes to choose from these days, I’d definitely give this one a look if you are thinking about buying a new cord.
After graduating college I was anxious to get a 70meter rope again and bought the 9.4 mm Petzl Fuse. This rope was excellent until it got a core shot in the middle while descending the Incredible Hulk. We got super lucky because while we were unable to retrieve the cord, we ran into another party who hiked it down and I was able to pick it up at the Bridgeport ranger station. Fortunately I was able to salvage the pieces of the Petzl rope and kept the two parts since the rope was still fairly new. I use the shorter section for a lead rope at the gym and the ~35 meter piece is perfect for short sport climbs such as our recent trip the Gallery in Red Rocks.
The Fuse is rated to 6 UIAA falls, and boasts an 8.25 kN impact force, and a dynamic elongation of 34.4 percent—while the numbers make me feel like Jessica Simpson, when I fell on the Fuse, it caught me softer than baby skin. The rope also comes packaged in a butterfly coil, which ostensibly prevents kinks in the cord. I had to flake the rope about five times or so to really get all the twists out, but the gesture is appreciated nonetheless.
A checklist helping you monitor your rope health, helping to know when to retire your rope.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl Rope.
Field of application, inspection and precautions for use of Petzl Rope with instructional pictures.