There is no standardised test for rope abrasion so a method was devised at RopeLab to attempt to compare ropes. It must be stated clearly that it would be very difficult to model or make general assumptions about what happens to a rope in use and during a fall over an edge. These tests do not try to do that, instead they simply attempt to compare the relative abrasion resistance of particular ropes against each other. Other tests may produce very different results.
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