Mammut - 8.0 Phoenix - Dry
Technical specifications & features
|Weight||60m: 2.52 kg (5.56 lbs)|
|Mfg Sku/Part Number||2010-02770|
|Rope Diameter||8 - 8.9 mm|
|Rope Diameter||8.0 mm|
|Rope Type||Twin & Half|
|Grams / Meter||42|
|UIAA Fall Rating||2 strands 80 kg: > 20
1 strand 55 kg: 9–10
|Impact Force (kN)||5.8 / 9.5 kN|
|Other Features||Proportion of sheath: 42%
Water absorption: 1.5%
- Mammut quality, but rope weighs 46 g/m not 42 g/m
I bought two Phoenix half ropes and they feel like high quality ropes out of the box. I climbed with the Mammut Infinity for years, and it's great in terms of handling, staying dry, and abrasion resistance. Mammut delivers quality ropes, no doubt. The only thing I wish would be addresses is that the claimed weight of 42 g/m is incorrect. It actually weighs 46 g/m, so not just a gram or two difference. For two 60 m half ropes we are speaking of 480 g difference, and that's no minor amount - that's already a beefy harness or an ice axe. Every alpine climber in winter conditions knows that minimizing weight is essential to even fit all the stuff in/on your pack and be able to move with it.
I have heard the argument that the ropes are actually not 60 m in length, but a bit longer, which should explain the weight difference. However if that was true than the ropes would each have to be 5.7 m (almost 20 feet) longer. In that case I probably would have ordered a 50 m rope plus 5.7 m...
They are still great ropes, nothing changes that. I just wish the specs would be correct.
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