Review Detail

Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
1.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
2.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Save your money.

This cord is made with TOUGH fibers in the core. The cover...the part that touches your climbing line when you are climbing...the part responsible for holding you is made out of polyester, which doesn't have a high melting point compared to the core.



A rapid descent can quickly melt the thin cover fibers (that are only designed by the manufacturer to protect the core). Some may use this cord thinking that the technora core (the fibers the rope were named after) will be there to protect them if things go bad. However, there isn't a way for you to tie your friction hitch of choice, and know if the CORE only will hold you if you do damage/melt through the cover.



With newer ropes like HRC, Beeline, and Icetail out there, there is no longer a reason to continue using Ultra-tech and hitch cord. If you do use it, only apply it to low heat applications like lanyard adjusters.



love

nick

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