Dynamic rope user guide

Ref: 8735525, 8735526, 8735527

Dynamic rope user guide

CAUTION: TRAINING ESSENTIAL

Before using this product, you must read and understand all the instructions for use.

WARNING

Rock climbing and mountaineering are dangerous activities. By using this product, you assume responsibility for your own safety and actions, as well as the risks and consequences associated with its use.

GUIDANCE

This product is a dynamic rope for climbing and mountaineering. This product is designed for use with personal protective equipment against falls from a height in compliance with the applicable standards. Only persons trained and proficient in mountaineering and climbing techniques, or under the direct and constant visual supervision of persons trained and proficient in these techniques, are authorised to use this equipment. Do not use this equipment without prior training or if you have any doubts. It is also your responsibility to remain aware of any changes to your equipment. Check that the components of the belay system are compatible with each other and that none of the components of the belay chain affects the operation and safety functions of any other component. The rope is personal equipment. It can sustain unseen damage in your absence. For better monitoring of the product, when the rope is used by a group, we advise you to designate a user or a person who will be responsible for each product. We also advise you to be particularly careful when using the rope for the first time, as a new rope can be surprisingly slippery. The rope is 100% PA6, unless Covershield technology is mentioned on the packaging. Name of the rope + Covershield: This rope contains UHMWPE. Caution: ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has a low melting point of 140°C and a low coefficient of friction.

GUIDANCE ON ACTIVITIES

- Before and during use, take all necessary steps to ensure safe and effective rescue. - Check carabiners and other equipment for burrs and/or damage. - The figure-of-eight knot is recommended for roping up. - Check the length of the rope before abseiling or top rope descents. For greater safety, tie a knot at the end of the rope. - Use a carabiner or quick link for abseiling and top roping. Do not pass the rope around a branch, over a ring, through the eye of a piton or directly through a plate. - Avoid rapid descents by abseiling or top-roping, as these accelerate wear and can burn the rope. The maximum permissible operating temperature is 80°C for a short period. - The rope must not come into contact with corrosive and aggressive substances or chemical agents (acids, oils, petrol) which can destroy the fibres without this being visible. - Do not step on your rope. - Beware of shrinkage: whatever the structure of the rope, the fact of using it leads to a more or less significant reduction in its initial length.

THREADING

The rope must be protected from sharp edges and falling rocks which can cut the threads. If the rope gets wet, it loses its strength and is much more susceptible to abrasion.

CLIMBING

- The overlapping of two ropes in a carabiner or link can lead to a break. - A rope bag will protect your rope from dust, reduce the risk of tangling and make it easier to carry. Get into the habit of tying the end of the rope inside the bag for greater safety when top roping.

MARKING MEANINGS

MM/YYYY: month / year of manufacture
EN 892: YYYY: technical reference and YYYY = year of publication
UIAA: compliance with the Union International des Associations d’Alpinisme (International Union of Mountaineering Associations)
Types of rope:

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    Half rope: can be used as a single strand as a connection between the climber and the belayer. Mountain and cliff activities, indoor etc.

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    Half rope: separate carabiners for each strand possible for better use on mountain routes, multi-pitch routes and ice climbs.

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    Twin rope: carabiners must be attached to both ropes at each belay point. For mountain and ice climbing use.

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    Equipment compliant with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/425

Certifying bodies:
(refer to the banner to find out which organisation has certified your rope)
0333: Certifying organisation module D: AFNOR Certification – 11 rue F. de Pressensé – 3571 La Plaine St Denis Cedex – France

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    0082: Notified laboratory responsible for the EU type examination: APAVE Apave Exploitation France SAS (n°0082) - 6 Rue du Général Audran - 92412 COURBEVOIE cedex - France

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    2927 QUINTIN CERTIFICATIONS - 825 route de Romans - 38160 Saint Antoine - Abbaye - France

TRACEABILITY

UIN / Unique Identification Number: makes it possible to trace the production chain and identify all the characteristics of the rope. All ropes are supplied with instructions for use, a product label and end labels containing regulatory information. For their own safety, or in the case of a rope cut into several pieces, it is the user's responsibility to ensure that the rope end markings are present at each end.

INSPECTION 

Before and after each trip, check the general condition of the rope visually and physically. Replace the rope as soon as possible after a major fall or as soon as deterioration appears. Maintenance and storage The life span depends on the frequency and type of use. Mechanical stress, friction, UV rays and humidity can cause the rope to age and wear. A rope can be irreparably damaged even the first time it is used. Wash the rope in clean, cold water (soap and machine washable, but no detergent). Store rope away from light, moisture, frost, UV rays and any source of heat that could degrade the rope's properties. If the rope is damp, do not store it in an airtight room or in a rope bag. To dry properly, the rope should be unfolded and hung in a shaded, well-ventilated place away from frost and UV rays.

LIFESPAN

The total life span is the sum of the storage time before first use and the maximum service life. It is limited to a maximum of 13 years from the date of manufacture. The maximum recommended duration of use from the time of first use is: - 10 years for occasional use (up to 10 uses per year) - 3 years for regular use (up to 50 uses per year) - 1 year for intensive use (more than 50 uses per year) This period of use must be reduced if the total lifetime reaches 13 years. This period of use may be reduced to a single use if the product has been dropped, overloaded, jammed or bent, used intensively or subjected to heavy stress (e.g. after a fall, exposure to hazardous chemicals, extreme temperatures, etc.). As long as your product meets the inspection requirements described in the INSPECTION section, it does not need to be replaced. If you have any doubts regarding the condition of the product, have it checked by a qualified person or scrap it. The EU Declaration of Conformity for your product can be found on the relevant rope's web page on the website www.supportdecathlon.com.