UIAA DRY treatment:
This rope has the UIAA Water Repellent label
A brief summary of test:
- A rope sample is subjected to light abrasion over its entire surface, the equivalent to a few days’ use.
- It is soaked for 15 minutes.
- the amount of absorbed water must not be greater than 5% of the sample’s weight.
The SIMOND DRY ropes easily meet UIAA requirements
The rope's mechanical features are last longer in cold and wet conditions.
Deterioration of rope ends is no longer an issue thanks to this new ultrasound fusion process.
To improve your safety, this rope features a black mark which indicates the middle of the rope.
PLEASE NOTE: Weight measurements made according to the EN 892 standard.
For example, for a single rope, the rope must be exposed to 10 kg of tension for 1 minute in very precise temperature and moisture conditions.
This gives you the real weight of the rope, which is often superior to the weight given by the standard.
The weight measurement according to the standard is used to compare two ropes to each other.
Number of falls: 5/16
IMPACT FORCE: 5.5/8.6 KN
DYNAMIC ELONGATION: 35.7% / 32.3%
STATIC ELONGATION: 11.6% / 9.6%
SLIDING OF THE SHEATH: 4
NUMBER OF SPINDLES: 32
WASHING YOUR ROPE
It's important to properly care for your rope to reduce wear.
As dirt wears ropes down, we recommend:
1- using a rope cover;
2- If the rope is dirty, wash it with clean, lukewarm water.
Should stains persist and you want to wash it with soap, it is important to use a pH-neutral soap (such as Marseille/household soap) and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
3- Air dry the rope out of the sun and away from all sources of heat.
STORING YOUR ROPE
Ropes should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from light, humidity, and corrosive agents. Never leave ropes inside a car during summer, for example.
CHECKING YOUR ROPE
It is important to check your rope regularly. To do so, run the rope through your hands and inspect it metre by metre along its entire length. This will allow you to spot any nicks, cuts, abrasion or weak points. If you notice any anomalies or irregularities, if the core is visible in certain places, if the rope is deformed or has exceeded its fall rating, it must be changed. Take safety seriously!
Tips for storage and maintenance
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Use a rope bag, to reduce rope wear and coiling
Do not store in the boot of the car in high temperatures
Avoid all contact with chemical products
Dry before storing (away from UV rays)
TESTS AND WARRANTY
Designed by our teams in the Chamonix valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc, all our ropes are lab tested, certified to guarantee their mechanical features.
Our technical partners test them in the field to validate product claims.
Team SIMOND mountaineers, climbers and mountain guides