DMM's Rope Range Launches
added Jul/2011, see all DMM news & reviews
product news by UKC Gear
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DMM have distributed other rope brands in the UK for over 20 years, so they know the British market well and also know what makes a truly great rope. Now the Llanberis based brand have launched their own range.

We've forged an alliance with a very reputable European rope manufacturer to bring you our new collection, because we could never produce ropes to anything like the quality of our hardware without such investment that would make the project cost prohibitive. It's a concise range yet we feel it has something for everyone and we're very proud of it...

DMM


DMM Core Range

The 'Core' ropes balance technical specifications and construction techniques with value for money. Despite the entry level prices, they've still managed to incorporate more technical processes that make the ropes feel and behave better than their price tags would suggest.

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+Spectrum, 143 kb
Spectrum
UKC Gear, Jun 2011
© DMM

DMM Pro Range

The 'Pro' ropes have been designed to handle more abuse again, be it from the climbers themselves or from environmental factors. The additional dry treatment makes them not only repel water and dust more readily, but it also makes the dynamics of the ropes work better giving better stats throughout.

+Prodigy, 159 kb
Prodigy
UKC Gear, Jun 2011
© DMM

Photos of new DMM ropes in action

Calum Muskett, DMM / Rab / Podsacs sponsored climber, and Rob Greenwood, DMM Northern Area Sales Representative, took some of the new ropes to the Dolomites and tested them out. See below for the pictures.

Over three days we climbed 'The Fish' on the Marmolada and 'The Brandler-Hasse' on Cime Grande. Not a bad way to go about 'testing' ropes – 55 pitches in total!

Rob Greenwood


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Rob Greenwood seconding the crux pitch on The Fish
UKC Gear, Jul 2011
© Calum Muskett


+Calum Muskett on The Fish, 200 kb
Calum Muskett on The Fish
UKC Gear, Jul 2011
© Rob Greenwood

+Calum Muskett eyeing up Tre Cime, 170 kb
Calum Muskett eyeing up Tre Cime
UKC Gear, Jul 2011
© Rob Greenwood


DMM Pro Range - Specifications

Premium ropes that are both heat treated and have a dry treatment applied to the core and sheath. Durable, water repellent, and with great handling – these are DMM's flagship ropes.

Prophet 8.5mm (half rope)

DMM's performance half rope: light, balanced, and easy to use in all conditions.

+Prophet, 170 kb
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Diameter (mm): 8.5
g/m: 46
Falls: 15
Imp. Force: 6
% Sheath: 43

Prophet 8.5mm x 50m Dry Blue: RRP £125.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 60m Dry Blue: RRP £145.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 50m Dry Red: RRP £125.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 60m Dry Red: RRP £145.00

Prodigy 9.8mm

A superb, lightweight single rope. At home red-pointing sport climbs or going fast and light in the Alps.

+Prodigy, 194 kb Diameter (mm): 9.8
g/m: 63/34
Falls: 8-9
Imp. Force: 9
% Sheath: 37

Prodigy 9.8mm x 50m Dry Blue: RRP £135.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 60m Dry Blue: RRP £160.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 70m Dry Blue: RRP £185.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 80m Dry Blue: RRP £215.00

Project 10mm

An all round performer that inspires confidence. Dry, tough and yet still light, of course.

+Project, 185 kb Diameter (mm): 10
g/m: 67
Falls: 9
Imp. Force: 9.3
% Sheath: 37

Project 10.0mm x 50m Dry Yellow: RRP £145.00
Project 10.0mm x 60m Dry Yellow: RRP £165.00
Project 10.0mm x 70m Dry Yellow: RRP £185.00
Project 10.0mm x 80m Dry Yellow: RRP £215.00


DMM Core Range - Specifications

The Core represents more than just DMM's entry level collection of ropes, it is the back-bone of the range. Hard wearing and durable, each rope has been designed to withstand heavy use. With additional heat treatment they don't suffer from stiffness or rigidity, feeling supple to handle.

Statement 10mm

This hardwearing rope is ideal as both a first time buy or for those looking at value for money. Also available in 30m and 40m lengths (the Shorty) for climbing wall and outcrop use, and longer lengths on the reel or cut to length.

+Statement, 197 kb Diameter (mm): 10
g/m: 65
Falls: 7
Imp. Force: 8.8
% Sheath: 38

Statement 10.0mm x 50m Green: RRP £95.00
Statement 10.0mm x 60m Green: RRP £115.00
Statement 10.0mm x 70m Green: RRP £130.00
Statement 10.0mm x 50m Copper: RRP £95.00
Statement 10.0mm x 60m Copper: RRP £115.00
Statement 10.0mm x 70m Copper: RRP £130.00

Shorty 10.0mm x 30m Green: RRP £55.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 40m Green: RRP £75.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 30m Copper: RRP £55.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 40m Copper: RRP £75.00

Concept 10mm

A classic sport climbing rope that balances the durability needed for working routes with the handling requirements of redpoints. Available in a greater range of sizes to accommodate modern long routes.

+Concept, 190 kb Diameter (mm): 10
g/m: 65
Falls: 9
Imp. Force: 9.1
% Sheath: 36

Concept 10.0mm x 50m Navy Blue: RRP £115.00
Concept 10.0mm x 60m Navy Blue: RRP £135.00
Concept 10.0mm x 70m Navy Blue: RRP £160.00
Concept 10.0mm x 80m Navy Blue: RRP £185.00

Mission 10.2mm

The workhorse of the range for when safety and longevity are paramount.

+Mission, 166 kb Diameter (mm): 10.2
g/m: 70
Falls: 9
Imp. Force: 9.3
% Sheath 40

Mission 10.2mm x 50m Red: RRP £125.00
Mission 10.2mm x 60m Red: RRP £145.00


Spectrum 8.8mm (half rope)

Benchmark trad climbing ropes that are designed to stand the test of time. Two greatly contrasting colours are used for easy identification.

+Spectrum , 166 kb Diameter (mm): 8.5
g/m: 46
Falls: 15
Imp. Force: 6
% Sheath: 43

Spectrum 8.8mm x 50m Purple: RRP £105.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 60m Purple: RRP £130.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 50m Yellow: RRP £105.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 60m Yellow: RRP £130.00


Half Ropes (aka. Double Ropes)

Half ropes are used as pairs, as a result they are more suitable for trad climbing/mountaineering where the wandering nature of the routes can create rope drag. Furthermore, having two ropes enables longer abseils making them safer when retreating off routes.

Single Ropes

A single rope is designed to be used alone. Most popular for sport climbing, indoor use, and straightforward pitches on trad climbs. Due to the limitations of only being one rope they are less ideal for abseiling.

For more information visit DMM Ropes
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