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Best Use Climbing
Rope Style Dynamic
Rope Type Single Rope
Rope Length (m)
9.6 MM X 60 M
9.6 mm X 70 m
Rope Diameter (mm) 9.6
Impact Force 8.1 kilonewtons
Dynamic Elongation 34 percent
Static Elongation 6.5 percent
UIAA Falls 9
Dry Treatment Dry Core and Sheath
9.6 MM X 60 M
8 lbs. 9.57 oz.
9.6 mm X 70 m
10 lbs. 0.5 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rope, handles well. I bought this rope a couple weeks ago, and used it for two days of projecting at Smith Rock this week. It handled really well, extremely smooth both belaying and clipping. Weight felt good, and it had no coils or kinks pretty much straight out of the box. We used it on a variety of routes and projects, and whipped all over it, including multiple 20'+ foot whips, and one whip over the edge of a roof that I wasn't too excited about, but there was no damage to the rope at all. Catches felt soft, but not so soft that it made the fall feel longer (that being said, the falls were long anyway... it was Smith Rock...). My rope prior to this was a Maxim Glider 9.4, and the new BD rope handles much the same, and is a little less expensive if I remember right. I'd totally recommend it after this trip.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Rope I've Used I grabbed this rope a few weeks ago and have used it countless times since then, taking falls, dragging it over edges, just doing some character building and this rope has held up marvelously, no fraying, still has that neon shine to it, and feels like it was just taken out of the box. Not only is it durable, it feels amazing clipping, tying in, and belaying. Just a great light weight, smooth rope all together.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good handle, impressive strength Purchased at the tail end of the ice climbing season here in the northeast. I've now used the rope in a wide variety of terrain; ice, canyon routes at Red Rocks and cragging in the Gunks. The dry coating performed impressively in wet late season ice, defending from moisture as well or better than any rope I've owned. The rope seems plump for 9.6 but has a fine handle and draws through an ATC Guide smoothly. It is a generous 60m, easily making raps which have been close with other lines. The sheath has held up well to the variety of abuses I've put it through these last couple of months including the particularly abrasive conditions of desert climbing and guiding here in the Gunks which has included me lowering clients a bunch from the top of climbs. The cord is slightly heavier than other similarly sized ropes but in exchange has an impressive UIAA fall rating of 9. It is a work horse.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smooth yet too fat I have used this rope for the past few weeks mostly multipitch climbing. I don't enjoy using ropes that are too skinny so I often go middle of the road with 9.5. This seemed like the right fit. Being a new rope on the market I had to get it without seeing it and unfortunately the 9.6 is more like a 10.2! Way too fat and heavy for most of my needs!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Rope So far so good. The tight, smooth sheath feels great in the hand and seems to run over rock with very little friction. I've only had this rope for 3 months, and I have abused it pretty heavily. So far it's showing very minimal signs of wear. I am certainly happy with my purchase! Recommend it to anyone in need of a new rope.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable yet Supple Tying into this cord allows me to focus when above my gear. The sheath feels durable yet has enough suppleness to help the performance. The middle marker seems to be thick black which I hope will last when its not so new. As a belayer the middle marker is noticeable going through the device which is a good thing in my book.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sheath is the best part on the ropes Built to take abuse. Even though the diameters keep getting smaller, the sheath seems to keep getting more burly. I'm impressed. What about some static rope options? Pull down cord? Burly 10.5 lead line for the few of us that climb on choss???
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cragging Rope This rope is perfect for cragging. The sheath feels great in your hand while you're belaying and runs perfectly through a grigri. Great color. Obvious middle mark. She's my new baby
Date published: 2017-06-02
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