New England Ropes / Maxim Glider 9.9 mm
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The Alex Honnold Signature Glider 9.9mm x 70m Dry Rope is lightweight and has the supple feel that New England ropes are known for, making it your go-to rope for cragging and alpine rock climbing. Twill Pattern Technology (TPT) sheath weave delivers a small profile in the cross-section for improved sharp-edge abrasion resistance and reduced friction through carabiners. Endura Dry(TM) treatment penetrates the sheath and core and bonds with the rope fiber to retard moisture gain and improve abrasion resistance. Sheath pattern changes at the midpoint to ease rope management when climbing and rappelling. 70m length allows for extended leads and rappels on today's modern routes. Kernmantle design features a stretchy core protected by a durable outer sheath which combine for strength and good handling. The New England Alex Honnold Signature 9mm x 70m Dry Rope meets or exceeds UIAA tests for falls, impact force and elongation.
The Glider™ series represents the ultimate in durability and reduced rope drag. Built to the same high performance standards as our Apex products, ropes in the Glider series utilize TPT™ sheath, significantly reducing drag. This technology, according to Rock & Ice Magazine, “[creates] a fabulous feel without being soft and mushy…noticeably reduces drag…[and is a] real joy to handle with minimal kinking…” The Glider is the perfect Sport and Trad climbing rope, and is a good all-around choice for extreme free climbing.
- Vargo Outdoors
Our Glider series represents the ultimate in durability and reduced rope drag. Built to the same high performance standards as our Apex products, ropes in the Glider series utilize our TPT (Twill Pattern Technology) sheath design, significantly reducing drag. It's the rope that Rock and Ice described as a fabulous feel without being soft and mushy...noticeably reduces drag...[and is a] real joy to handle with minimal kinking...
The Maxim Glider 9.9mm Rope uses a Twill Pattern Technology sheath to provide the durability of a thick line with the amazing handling and lightweight of skinny ropes. By using single-pick construction to build the sheath, as is done on twin and half ropes, Maxim reduced both internal and external friction on the Glider to increase handling and durability. No longer will your rope fuzz up after three trips and wear out in a year. The Glider takes the abuse of the harshest rock with ease.