Keepin' It Green

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Each time I climb with the 10mm, eco-friendly MILLET LOW IMPACT TRIAXIALE ($249.90, 70m only; milletusa.com), I’m pretty sure I can hear Mother Earth cheering. She must be familiar with Millet’s steps to reduce the Low Impact Triaxiale’s carbon footprint. Two-thirds of the sheath’s threads are pigment-free, granting the coloring process an Al Gore-approved 66 percent energy savings. Further greening comes via simple recycled retail packaging and by forgoing dry treatment. On the cliffs, this eco-cord showed outstanding durability and maintained an excellent hand, thanks to its burly sheath and ultra-dependable Triaxiale three-core construction.

—Dave Sheldon

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