Strong, low stretch, easy to tie, resilient, e.g. for rescue techniques (prussiking), slinging chocks or nuts.
Characteristics / Features
Every Mammut rope is manufactured in Switzerland. Mammut uses high quality Polyamide 6 (Nylon) filament yarns.
Several yarns are spun together to make a twine. Three twines are then combined to form a strand. A number of these strands form the core of the rope.
The sheath twines are braided around the core strands on the braiding machine.
Every single meter of rope is checked electronically for any inconsistency. In Mammut’s test lab and drop tower every single production batch is tested for all relevant specifications to maintain consistent performance standards.
The Kernmantel construction shows a high strength with regard to the correct, effective diameter, which corresponds exactly to the nominal diameter. Due to the extraordinarily robust and stableshaped rope construction, Mammut cords maintain optimum handling and use characteristics even after intensive use.Especially suited for:
- Pulling up light loads
- Anchor aids
- Prussik slings
Even some ancient ropes can still hold a «short» sport climbing fall, whilst in comparison, a brand new rope can break over a sharp edge. Therefore, the lifespan of a rope is difficult to define. It depends on the type and the length of use, on shock loading and other influences that weaken the rope. In the end, with the private user, it’s a personal safety decision. At the latest, if you no longer have confidence in your old, furry, unmanageable rope you should «down grade» it to top roping only. For commercial users keeping a rope log is recommended.
Independent of frequency of use, a rope should be disposed of if:
- The rope came in contact with chemicals, particularly acids.
- The sheath is damaged and the core is visible.
- The sheath is extremely worn, or particularly fuzzy.
- The sheath has slipped noticeably
- Strong deformations are present (stiffness, nicks, sponginess).
- The rope was subjected to extreme loads (e.g. heavy falls, clearly over fall factor 1).
- The rope is extremely dirty (grease, oil, tar).
- Heat, abrasion, or friction burns have caused damage.
|Frequency of Use||Approximate Life Span|
|Never used||10 years maximum|
|Rarely used: twice per year||up to 7 years|
|Occasionally used: once per month||up to 5 years|
|Regularly used: several times per month||up to 3 years|
|Frequently used: each week||up to 1 year|
|Constantly used: almost daily||less than 1 year|