Pitch 8.5mm

The Pitch has an 8.5mm diameter that gives low weight while being robust enough for year round climbing. UIAA Dry treatment minimises water absorption, keeping the Pitch light and supple in wet or freezing environments. High performance from the Scottish mountains to summer sea cliffs, the Pitch is a versatile and durable half rope.

Product Name Product Code Colour Diameter Length Weight (g/m) No. of UIAA Falls Impact Force % of Sheath Certification Price
Pitch - RP221BL-50
RP221BL-50 Navy Blue 8.5mm 50m 49g 13 6.5kN 49 EN 892:2012
Pitch - RP221BL-60
RP221BL-60 Navy Blue 8.5mm 60m 49g 13 6.5kN 49 EN 892:2012
Pitch - RP221OR-50
RP221OR-50 Orange 8.5mm 50m 49g 13 6.5kN 49 EN 892:2012
Pitch - RP221OR-60
RP221OR-60 Orange 8.5mm 60m 49g 13 6.5kN 49 EN 892:2012

Rated as half rope for trad and winter climbing

Half ropes are used on climbs that wander or traverse, where rope drag would make a single rope impractical. They allow a leader to bring up two seconds at once. Half ropes also allow full length and easily retrievable abseils, invaluable on multi-pitch routes where abseil descent is necessary.

UIAA Dry treatment for water resistance and increased durability

The UIAA dry treatment standard dictates that a rope must absorb less than 5% of its total weight in water after light abrasion and 15 minutes soaking. DMM Ropes marked UIAA Dry conform to this standard, and are suitable for use in alpine, winter and wet environments, where they will resists soaking up water and freezing. Dry treatment also extends a ropes lifespan by protecting it against dirt and grit.

ThermoControl heat treatment for positive handling and suppleness

ThermoControl heat treatment alters the fibres within the rope, balancing the core and sheath to minimise slippage and prevent the rope shrinking or going stiff. This increases durability, and gives ropes supple handling.