BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


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

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support Trailspace by making your next purchase through one of the links above.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit BlueWater Ropes's 9.7mm Lightning Pro page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The 9.7 mm Lightning Pro Rope from Blue Water Ropes offers a low impact force and a super high fall rating, making it ideal for sport or extreme alpine climbing. The low bulk, light weight and performace characteristics have made this rope the choice for many high-end endeavors, from sport to wall-in-a-day to alpine routes.


You might work on your project at the sport crag one day and hit up that multipitch you've been eying the next. Either way, the Blue Water Lightning Pro Double Dry 9. 7mm Climbing Rope is for you. It's strong and durable enough to withstand multiple falls on your project, and yet it remains very lightweight to keep you comfortable and mobile on the big walls. It's also very supple for excellent handling whether you're belaying your buddy or clipping through the crux. And Blue Water added a Double Dry treatment to prevent the rope from absorbing water after a rainy day.


This rope is ideal for sport or extreme alpine climbing Compare the specs of the Lightning Pro to any similar diameter from others and youll see the Lightning Pro outshines all the rest Lighter lower impact force and Super high fall rating for ropes in the sub 10mm category The Lightning Pro is easy handling and easy to clip The low bulk light weight and performace characteristics have made this rope the choice for many highend endeavors from sport to wallinaday to alpine routes The BlueWater Lightning Pro specs highlight the loving care and manufacturing expertise we put in all our ropesNote that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions


Zip up the face faster than a flash with the 9.7 mm Lightning Pro from BlueWater. If you're not taken with its low bulk, weight, and the ease with which you can handle and clip it, then you'll be won over by its versatility for all manner of routes - ranging from done-in-a-day to big wall and alpine adventures.

- Mountain Gear