Before use, read these instructions carefully. These instructions as well as the packaging of the product contain important information. Keep to the latter for future use.
Climbing and mountaineering are dangerous activities. The following advice does not eliminate all the risks associated with these activities. The manufacturer declines all responsibility in case of abuse and/or misuse of the equipment. The user is responsible for the actions and decisions they make in the field.
Mountaineering and climbing are hazardous sports. This is designed to stop someone involved in climbing or mountaineering from falling while reducing the peak load. This product must be used by trained and/or competent people or the user must be supervised by a trained and/or competent person. The different belaying devices (harness, carabiners, straps, descenders, anchor points) must comply with the European and/or EC approved standards and the diameter of the rope. Thin ropes may require a specific belay device. The rope is a personal item of equipment. In your absence, it can incur damage that may not be visible. In order to monitor the condition of the rope more effectively when it is used by a group, we recommend that you appoint a user or person responsible for each product. We also recommend that you are particularly careful when using the rope for the first few times because new ropes can be surprisingly slippery.
- Before and during use, you must be familiar with the measures that need to be taken to ensure a safe and effective rescue.
- Check for kinks and/or damage to carabiners and other equipment.
- The figure-eight knot is recommended for roping climbers together.
- Before abseiling or top-roping, check the length of the rope.
- As an extra precaution, tie a knot at the end of the rope.
- Use a carabiner or rapid link for abseiling and top-roping.
- Do not run the rope around a branch, on a ring, in the eye of a piton or directly in a plate.
- Descending too quickly and top-roping are to be avoided, as they cause premature wear and can burn the rope.
- The maximum permissible operating temperature is 80°C for a short time.
- The rope must not come into contact with corrosive or aggressive materials or chemical agents (acids, oils, petrol) that can destroy the fibres without this being visible.
- Please note the diameter: check the numerical information on the product label.
- Please note the retraction: Regardless of the construction of the rope, its initial length will shorten by varying amounts during the course of its use.
- The rope must be protected from sharp edges and falling rocks which can cut the threads. - If the rope has become wet, it loses its strength and is much more sensitive to abrasion. - Take all the necessary safety precautions.
- Overlaying two ropes in a carabiner or link can cause it to break.
- A rope bag will protect your rope from dust, reduce kinking and make it easier to transport. Get into the habit of attaching the end of the rope to the inside of the rope bag when top rope climbing.
Types de rope:
Single rope: used as a single strand to connect the climber to the belayer. Climbing on mountains, cliffs, indoor climbing walls, etc
Double rope: each strand is clipped in separately make it easier to tackle mountain routes, multi-pitch climbing and ice climbing.
MM/YY : month/year of manufacture
EN 892: 2016 : technical reference and year of issue
UIAA : complies with the «Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme» (International Union of Mountaineering Associations) Certified laboratory that carried out the EU type examination: APAVE Apave Exploitation France SAS (n°0082) - 6 Rue du Général Audran - 92412 COURBEVOIE cedex - France
Twinned rope: clipping in of two strands required in each anchor point. Used for mountain climbing and ice climbing.
equipment complies with the prescriptions of Regulation (EU) 2016/425
UNI/Unique Identifier No.: used to trace all the characteristics of the rope in the production chain. Regardless of the way they are presented, the ropes are delivered with the instructions, a product label and rope-end labels indicating the regulatory information. For your safety or when a rope has been cut into several lengths, it is up to the user to make sure that the rope-end markings are present.
The lifespan depends on the frequency and type of use. The mechanical forces, friction, UV light and moisture incurred during use will cause the rope to age and wear. The rope may incur irreparable damage when used for the first time. Storage period: up to 5 years before first use in good conditions.
- Intensive use: 3 months to 1 year - Average use: 2 to 3 years - Regular but occasional use: 4 to 5 years - Very occasional use: 10 years (maximum utilisation time)
Storage time before 1st use + utilisation time. Before and after each outing, carry out a visual and physical inspection of the rope to check its general condition. Replace the rope as quickly as possible after a heavy fall or as soon as any damage appears. Do not walk on your rope. Wash in clear cold water (can be machine wash with soap, not detergent). Mechanical activity plays a major part in the washing action of a rope. The movements of the rope in the water free the mineral microparticles from the thread structure. It should be stored in the shade, away from moisture, frost, UV light and away from heat sources that may degrade the properties of the rope. If the rope is wet, do not store it in an enclosed place or in a rope bag. In order to dry properly, the rope must be hung up loosely so that no part of the rope is touching another part of the rope, in a well-ventilated place away from light, UV rays and frost.
The EU declaration of conformity of your product is accessible on the web page of the relevant rope on the www.supportdecathlon.com website.