The XION is Petzl's toughest all-around rope. The 10.1 mm diameter is extra durable and the weave is specially designed to offer an excellent hand and a suppleness similar to that of thinner ropes. In addition, the XION has 22% more sheath by weight than comparable ropes in the Petzl lineup. The XION is great for those who want the increased longevity of a larger-diameter rope without sacrificing ease of handling.
Petzl 10.1 Xion Climbing Rope Features:
- Duratec Dry treatment helps prevent the rope from absorbing water – which can weaken a rope and make it difficult to handle in freezing conditions. Before a Petzl rope is constructed, the core and sheath strands are individually treated, providing water repellencty in case you find yourself in a deluge, snowfield or on a dripping ice chandelier.
- All Petzl ropes are butterfly coiled in the factory and are ready to use straight out of the package. This coiling method means no more tangled mess when you first use your new rope. Gone is the tedious operation of carefully uncoiling, flaking and reflaking your new rope, only to end up with annoying kinks. With a Petzl rope, just tie-in and start climbing.
- To help facilitate descents, the middle of each Petzl cord is marked with a black bar. Even with this marking, it’s sometimes a good idea to tie a knot at the end of the rope as an additional safety measure.
- Diameter: 10.1 mm
- Lengths: 60 & 70 m
- Type: single rope
- Weight: 66 g/m
- UIAA falls: 7
- Impact force: 8.2 kN
- dynamic: 33.6 %
- static: 6.7 %
- % sheath by weight: 42 %
- Style number RD10170