A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.4mm IO 80m
The Roca IO has everything necessary without superfluous details. The best of our technological know-how for a perfect balance between impact force and fall numbers and a small diameter to guarantee excellent durability. The IO two treatments to the inside and outside - both the core and sheath.
|Weight|| 60.0 g/m|
10.580 lbs / 4800 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.4 mm|
|Length (meters)||80 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||6 / - / -|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||35.4 % / - / -|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||7.8 % / - / -|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||7.70 kN / - / -|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
In all seriousness, this is a great rope. It feels thicker than other 9.4′s, but the handling is great, and there wasn’t any break in period. It also came kink free, which is always a joy. My last 80m was a nightmare of kinkage from the start, and I was concerned this would be a problem with all longer cords, but this rope has put my fears to rest. Also, the sheath wasn’t overly slick like it is on some new ropes. In fact, I’d have to say one of the best things about the Roca 9.4 was how it was “ready to go” from day one.
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.