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Kevlar Rope
racingtadpole
15/01/2010
4:31:05 PM
I have booty'd about 150m of 10mm static rope that I thought was plain old industrial grade kernmantle. Turns out its got a Kevlar core. Looks like its wound in exactly the same as a normal nylon static core.
My initial concerns about breaking strain and heat dissapation have subsided now I've done a bit of googling. Looks like its got a yield strength of around 15000pounds (about 6000kg) at which 1% stretch will be achieved. Appears its also fire retardant which would mean in theory that it should cope with being run through a descender.
Appears its also insanely expensive.
Can anyone shed any more light?
mikllaw
15/01/2010
5:06:50 PM
it sounds dangerous, you should give it all to me for testing.
I have a special test rig where you tie it to the cliff and jumar up and down on it with a lot of gear on, swearing. My current rope was given to me (retired from window cleaning) in 1996 for the FA of Red Edge, and the test is still progressing. But i think i can fit yours in.
Winston Smith
15/01/2010
5:19:28 PM
On 15/01/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>it sounds dangerous, you should give it all to me for testing.
>I have a special test rig where you tie it to the cliff and jumar up and
>down on it with a lot of gear on, swearing. My current rope was given to
>me (retired from window cleaning) in 1996 for the FA of Red Edge, and the
>test is still progressing. But i think i can fit yours in.

On the subject, Mikl how's the testing of my old Edelrid doubles progressing?
:-)
racingtadpole
16/01/2010
10:14:34 PM
On 15/01/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>it sounds dangerous, you should give it all to me for testing.
>I have a special test rig where you tie it to the cliff and jumar up and
>down on it with a lot of gear on, swearing. My current rope was given to
>me (retired from window cleaning) in 1996 for the FA of Red Edge, and the
>test is still progressing. But i think i can fit yours in.

Nice try :) More than happy to send you a few metres if you want to proof it to destruction.....
mikllaw
18/01/2010
8:07:16 AM
On 15/01/2010 Winston Smith wrote:
>On the subject, Mikl how's the testing of my old Edelrid doubles progressing?
>:-)
>
Good, I've used them for at least 5 days climbing this year in the Grose, the blue of the 2 is getting a bit fuzzy. led on the red as a single and took falls on it too.

nat
18/01/2010
8:42:20 AM
http://www2.dupont.com/Kevlar/en_US/

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