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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Love it, love it, love it

This rope is made with 3 fibers. The gold on the cover is high heat resistant Technora fibers. The black on the cover is polyester. The gold core is made of vectran, which is strong and has a higher heat resistance than polyester.



Great for the myriad of advanced friction hitches available to us. I recommend starting with a tied version of this eye-eye sling before you move to the expensive spliced version. When tied, you quickly can make the sling longer or shorter as you play around with it. After fine tuning the hitch to you, you'll know EXACTLY how long you want yours to be. Then you can have your sling spliced as you'd like.



The eye should be dipped in a coating to protect the loosely woven core fibers that become exposed when doing this "naked eye" splice for this rope. Make sure that the splicer put locking brummells in both eyes, as recommended by the manufacturer.



The high heat resistance of this rope will allow you to descend quickly without rapid wear to the sling. Caution should still be taken, however. It is not unheard of for a person to descend SO quickly with this cord that the main climbing line suffered damage!



love

nick

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