BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro


Diameter 9.7 mm
Grams Per Meter 61
Impact Force 7.8 kN
UIAA Falls Held 8
Static Elongation 8.9%
Dynamic Elongation 32.2%
Sheath Slippage 1 mm
Sheath Mass 36%



Feeds great. This rope is a great size for a thinner…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Climbing Gym)
Price Paid: $120


Feeds great. This rope is a great size for a thinner workhorse option.


  • Feeds great
  • Good size
  • Awesome color
  • Great value

I use this rope as my go-to option if I can only take one rope with me to the crag. The Lightning Pro feeds great on belay, clips smoothly, and the color definitely pops in pics too, which is a bonus.

I have taken some whippers on this rope, and it is elastic enough to give me a soft catch, but durable enough to withstand all the route projecting I use it on.  

I climb primarily sport routes in dry climates, and I haven't tested the dry-treated options