My google foo seems weak - cant find any results online anywhere.
Are there any results published online..
Its in an answer to the following posted on a climbing forum regarding lower offs/belays at the top of routes - usually round a tree/boulder -
What is the evidence of static rope (nylon kernmantle) decaying in this way?
Obviously sharp edges pose problematic for fabric ropes but nylon kernmantle ropes are very, very durable with respect to UV, water (in static situations), etc., etc.
Generally mould or rot will occur on organic matter that has got into in-situ fabrics but I've not seen evidence that this will meaningfully damage a 10mm static.
Which is a bit of an alarming post if people have this impression. Or maybe they're right.
Though to be fair they backed it up with..
My post was a "call for evidence". Preferably not hear-say.
UIAA standard 101 / Ropes states: "It is sensible to avoid strong light and extended exposure to UV rays, although there are no known
instances of a rope failing due to UV degradation, since the core is protected from UV by the sheath."
Would be good to point them in the direction of some results that old static rope, thats been in the dark for years, away from organic matter, can still snap at low loads. (or not).