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New England Ropes Pinnacle Rope
The Pinnacle Rope is one of New England Rope's Dynamic climbing lines. Dynamic climbing lines are the standard for situations where a fall is likely. Dynamic climbing lines are a kernmantle construction of Nylon over Nylon. New England Ropes climbing lines are designed to offer a stable rope with high-energy absorption. This reduces the impact forces on the climber. Each of our climbing lines offers superior abrasion resistance and high durability. Each of New England Ropes Dynamic Climbing lines offers a dry treated core. For maximum dry treatment choose a 2x Endura Dry rope which has a dry core and specially treated cover.
The Pinnacle ropes is a lightweight single rope designed to meet the needs of the sport and trad climber looking for a rope that will allow longer pitches without all the extra weight of a 9.9mm rope. Light enough for redpointing, but durable enough for a season's worth of projects.
- TPT (Twill Pattern Technology) is NE Ropes' 1-over-1 sheath design that results in a lower coefficient of friction significantly reducing drag through protection.
- All New England Ropes products have Endura dry treated cores. Select styles have a Double Dry (2x) treatment where the cover is coated with Endura Dry Treatment as well as the core for the ultimate in dry protection. These models carry the "2X Dry" designation.
- Ice Climbing
Very little degradation from sunlight. Can be used outside over long term if inspected regularly.
Nylon will degrade with strong oxidizing agents, mineral acids, and 90% formic acid. May discolor when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.
Nylon melts at 460°F with progressive strength loss above 300°F.
Good resistance to the passage of electrical current. However, dirt, surface contaminants, water entrapment, and the like can significantly affect dielectric properties. Extreme caution should be exercised any time a rope is in the proximity of live circuits.
No blanket safe working load (SWL) recommendations can be made for any line because SWL's must be calculated based on application, conditions of use, and potential danger to personnel among other considerations. It is recommended that the end user establish working loads and safety factors based on best practices established by the end user's industry; by professional judgment and personal experience; and after thorough assessment of all risks. The SWL is a guideline for the use of a rope in good condition for non-critical applications and should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or in cases of exceptional service such as shock loading, sustained loading, severe vibration, etc. The Cordage Institute specifies that the SWL of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength of the rope by a safety factor. The safety factor ranges from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses and is typically set at 15 for life lines.