Low Stretch Rope
- Primary and back up rope for Rope Access
- Low stretch kernmantle rope
- Polyester sheath, nylon (polyamide) core
Standards and certifications
- CE EN 1891 type A
- NFPA 1983 Technical Use
- Diameter: 11 mm
- Material(s): polyester, nylon
- Weight per meter: 82 g
- Strength: 30kN
- Strength tied with figure-eight knot: 19 kN
- Strength with sewn termination: 22 kN
- Impact force (factor 0,3): 5,2 kN
- Number of factor 1 falls: 12
- Percentage of sheath: 41 %
- Static elongation: 3 %
Proper handling and use
- Protect rope from chemicals, heat, abrasion, ultraviolet light, and sharp edges. These can damage your rope.
- Warning: a rope swells with use and can shrink in length by up to 15 %. Regularly check the length of your rope. A knot at the end of the rope is a necessary precaution in certain situations.
- A wet or icy rope is weaker and less abrasion-resistant. It is also harder to control in belay/rappel devices.
- Avoid descending too rapidly: risk of burns and accelerated wear of the rope.
- If a rope is cut into several lengths, mark the ends with the correct lengths and end-markings.
- Sewn and knotted terminations are both acceptable.
- Remove all knots.
- Visually check the condition of the sheath for the full length of the rope.
- Make sure there are no cuts, burns, frayed strands, fuzzy areas or signs of chemicals.
- Be particularly careful to check for soft spots.
Misuse and discrepancies
Major Discrepancy (Fail)
- Used for fall arrest
Minor Discrepancy (Discrepancy)
- Greater than FF1
- Excessive length
- Knot improperly dressed and cinched, or excessive gain
- Tail less than 2” or longer than 12” without stopper