Why the 8 kN impact force for half ropes?
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The impact force of 8 kN comes from the max. deceleration sustainable by the human body of 15 G,
or 8 kN for a 55 kg mass.
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TANGO® 8.5 mm 8.5 mm diameter half rope for multi-pitch and alpine rock routes VOLTA® GUIDE 9 mm Ultra-lightweight multipurpose 9 mm rope with UIAA Guide Dry treatment, for ultimate climbing and mountaineering performance RUMBA® 8 mm 8 mm diameter half rope with Duratec Dry treatment for multi-pitch climbing and mountaineering