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Pinnacle

 
Pinnacle

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Pinnacle

Manufacturer: New England/Maxim

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Page By: Dow Williams

Created/Edited: Jul 28, 2010 / Jul 28, 2010

Object ID: 7248

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Product Description

The Pinnacle 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.

Features

9.5, 60 and 70, Standard and 2X Dry

TPT (Twill Pattern Technology) is our 1-over-1 sheath design that results in a lower coefficient of friction significantly reducing drag through protection. Want to know more? Click here.

All of our ropes 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 on our website. Want to know more? Click here.

Sunlight/UV:
Very little degradation from sunlight. Can be used outside over long term if inspected regularly.

Chemicals:
Nylon will degrade with strong oxidizing agents, mineral acids, and 90% formic acid. May discolor when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.

Heat:
Nylon melts at 460°F with progressive strength loss above 300°F.

Dielectrics:
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.

Applications

Sport
Ice Climbing
Double
Experienced
Trad

Working Loads:
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.

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Dow WilliamsPinnacle

Voted 5/5

My new 70m choice for long trad routes. Love the handleablity and weight.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 7:54 pm

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