Here's what other sites are saying:
Ripstops are used in circumstances where you want to minimize the force you place on your protection for example on ice or small wires.
When you?re sketching 20' above your last piece, put the odds in your favour. The ripstop is a computer sewn load limiting sling that can reduce the force on marginal climbing pro. Perfect for desperate trad routes and ice climbs.
- Ramsey Outdoor