To reach those obscure peaks, the distant couloirs, and the reverently spoken-of far away glaciers, you'll need some rad gear. The folks down at Petzl have been churning out high-quality gear since before any of us here at Skimo Co snapped into our first infant-sized spandex race suits, and they have verifiably perfected the art of making truly rad gear. The astonishingly light Petzl RAD LINE 6mm (Rescue And Descent) was created to be used for glacier travel and crevasse rescue** when a matter of grams decides whether you succeed or fail, and holy moly did they nail it. Using Dyneema in the sheath, Petzl created a fully rated static cord that you'll be glad to have when your partner unexpectedly decides to check out the bottom of that crevasse that was buried in the snow. Whether you're crossing a glacier or just looking to mix some rapelling into your skiing, the super-rad Petzl RAD LINE 6mm is the tool for the job.
** Petzl assembled a RAD Cord rescue kit with all the necessary gizmos and gadgets for a crevasse rescue, which you can find here.
|Grams per Meter||22g/m|
|Length||30m or 60m|
|UIAA Fall Rating||N/A|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Glacier travel, mountaineering, rappelling, crevasse rescue, clothes line.|
|Notes||Stretches less than 2% when weighted.|
|Bottom Line||Lightest rap or rescue cord available.|