Save weight with the ultralight, ultra skinny 8mm Maxim Unity Half Rope on your next alpine adventure.
Tie into the Maxim Unity 8mm Half Rope when you're casting off on a long ice or alpine route and saving weight is absolutely paramount. This incredibly light half rope weighs only 48g/m, and it's skinnier than most twin ropes. Single-pick construction makes the Unity Rope's sheath very abrasion resistant, and the long-lasting Endura Dry treatment keeps it from getting soaked on a wet ice pitch. After all, wet ropes weigh more, handle horribly, and are weaker than dry ones. Pair the Unity with another half rope for use in double rope technique to reduce rope drag, provide redundancy, and allow full-length rappels, so you can get off the mountain without ditching your whole rack in the process.
- Q & A
Nice but yet a bit scary
I have a good guess at what you're thinking. You want to know what it's like to fall on an 8mm double rope like this one. I own these ropes but can't answer that question because, quite frankly, I'm a bit scared to fall on one of these. I've been climbing with a pair of these for a few months now but have always clipped them both treating them as twin ropes because the thought of my 180lb frame falling on one of these clipped separately makes me wince and I actually don't fear falling normally. What I do really like about them, though, is the weight and the feel. They flow like a hot knife through perlon in my ATC-Guide device in autoblock mode yet autolock just fine if the second weights the rope. However, because of the small size, I think, they do have a tendency to loop on themselves while feeding slack from the flaked stack which does get annoying. Bottomline: If you're planning to get a set to treat as light twin ropes, these are quite nice. But I'm still quite a bit leery of the massive stretch they're sure to produce when fallen-upon while being clipped separately.