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The Edelrid Apus 7.8mm can be used as either a half or twin rope and weighs in at just 42g/m, this means that it is the ideal choice for extreme mountaineering, alpine and mixed routes where saving a bit of weight could make the difference. Despite having a thin diameter and low weight the Apus still manages to hold 8-9 test falls as a twin and an impressive 20 double falls so any doubts about how safe it is can fade away. As part of the Pro Line of Edelrid Ropes the Apus has Pro and Dry shield treatments to keep out the dirt and repel water whilst the Thermo Shield makes for great handling and suppleness.
- Diameter - 7.8 mm
- Rope Type - Half, Twin
- Weight - 42 g/m
- Sheath Proportion - 33%
- Number of falls - 8 (Twin)/20 (Double)
- Impact Force - 6.7kN (Twin)/8.8kN (Double)
- Dynamic Elongation - 29% (Twin)/27% (Double)
- Static Elongation - 9.2% (Twin)/6.4% (Double)
- Sheath Slippage - 0 mm
PS = Pro Shield - With the Pro Shield finish every single core and sheath yarn is covered with a synthetic fluoropolymer coating that is stable and non-toxic. The microscopic (10-9 m) fluoropolymer particles are bonded to the yarns by an electro-chemical process forming an impermeable protective layer. This both reduces the friction between the individual yarns and increases the sliding properties of these yarns, which substantially improves the rope’s loading properties. This helps the rope to withstand the external forces (falls) exerted upon it during climbing. Additionally, the rope is well protected against moist and dirty conditions
DS = Dry Shield - Dry Shield is a chemical finish for the sheath yarns. The finish is resistant to washing- out, providing a long lasting oleo and hydrophobic coating that keeps water, oily substances and dirt off the fibers. Together with the Thermo Shield treatment, the Dry Shield optimizes handling, abrasion resistance and performance. This all helps to improve the lifespan of the rope.
TS = Thermo Shield - The Thermo Shield treatment has been in use at EDELRID for more than 20 years. Thermo Shield is a thermal stabilizing process for the rope that gives it the famous EDELRID handling characteristics and feel. The rope undergoes a heat treatment cure to stabilize and harmonize the individual yarns. This treatment cannot be washed out and ensures a supple rope throughout its working life