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Recent Dynamic Rope Reviews

Edelweiss Discover 8 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars My new favorite rope for glacier travel. ME: So, you carry the tent and stove and I'll carry the rope?" Partner who hasn't seen the rope yet: "That sounds fair." ME: *Smiles.  My rope is under 3 pounds I bought this rope for one reason; low-angle glacier travel on Mt. Rainier, Baker, etc. At 8mm this 30m rope won't work with many belay devices so TRY IT OUT WITH YOUR PRUSIKS AND BELAY DEVICES BEFORE YOU GO CLIMB! Caveat:  I am using this rope as a single rope even though it is ONLY rated as a… Full review

Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm

rated 1 of 5 stars Poor "sheet slippage." I've been through maybe a dozen ropes in my past. This is the worst rope I've ever had. On my second day out with this rope, we took two small falls (fall factor < 0.1). I got more than an inch of "sheet slippage". I've seen "sheet slippage" before, but not before at least one year of weekly usage. I'll never get a Beal rope again. If "sheet slippage" is highly variable, at least stay away from the "batch number" M02R157111 (listed on the tag attached to the rope). Full review

Beal Joker 9.1 mm

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light is right. A very versatile rope. Recently I lost 30 or so pounds, so you may ask, “Why do you care what your rope weighs? Now you can carry more stuff easier.” The answer is, “Because I can.” Would Mallory have worn hobnailed boots and wool if he had been able to wear fleece and nylon? Of course not, light is right. My main workhorse climbing rope is a 10.2mm monster that is fantastic till I need to carry it. I saw that Beal was making a thin rope that works in single, half or twin… Full review

Mammut Infinity 9.5 mm

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent rope for both sport climbing and trad. I bought a 70 m, bi-color (color change at midpoint) for use in El Potrero Chico. The length and color scheme facilitated two combining 100' pitches and efficient rappels off long sport routes. The 9.5 mm diameter is a reasonable compromise of weight and beefiness. The rope handles smoothly without feeling slick. I also used it this fall leading trad in the Gunks. No complaints, and the 70 m length allowed us to sometimes combine what was normally… Full review

BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Feeds great. This rope is a great size for a thinner workhorse option. 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… Full review

Mammut Genesis 8.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets" and after 6 years they're not fuzzy. Very smooth through the belay device, these ropes are great for rappelling and easy retrieval as well as good handling while belaying. Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets". Very smooth through the belay device, these ropes are great for rappelling and easy retrieval as well as… Full review

Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing handling, great for use in the Grigri 2, nicely cushioned falls, and light as can be. I would definitely recommend this rope. Perfect for sport and trad leads. So lightweight — even in the 70m with dry treatment! I also got the bi-weave which makes finding the middle actually possible — visibilty can save lives and help you avoid sticky situations. I would also recommend the Dry treatment. It extends the longevity of your rope. Of course, 70 meter length for versatility. I've used this… Full review

New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm

rated 4 of 5 stars After a year of weekend climbing I still like this rope. I didn't expect a lot from a rope in this price range, yet I was pleasantly surprised.  The rope, after a year of weekend sport climbing during nice weather, shows very few signs of wear; one broken strand in the whole rope. I saw a lot of other climbers using this rope right after I bought it so evidently I was not the only one who jumped on the clearance deal at REI. It started out stiff and it has softened up in this time, but it will… Full review

Beal Rando 8 mm

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight rope for non-technical terrain. It's useful for glacier travel or peace of mind when necessary. Has a dry treatment which gives it some water resistance and it's pretty light and compact. Can be found in 20, 30, and 48 m length. It's the kind of rope you use for non-technical terrain or when you are not sure what to expect. Full review

Top-Rated Dynamic Ropes

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Edelweiss Flashlight 10
Beal Stinger lll 9.4 mm
$4 - $54
CAMP Basic 9mm
Sterling Rope Evolution Duetto 8.4mm
$86 - $191
Maxim Equinox 9.9 mm
$87 - $149
Sterling Rope Slim Gym - 10.1mm
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Edelweiss Discover 8 mm
Sterling Rope 7mm Tag Line
$91 - $103
BlueWater Ropes 7.7mm Ice Floss
$92 - $105
Sterling Rope Fusion Nano 9 9.0 mm
$95 - $298
Sterling Rope Rock Gym 10.4mm
Edelweiss O-Flex 10.2mm
Edelweiss O-Flex 9.8mm
$100 - $189
Beal Wall Master V 10.5 mm
Petzl Java 10.3mm
$110 - $690
Edelweiss Toplight II 10.2mm
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm
$120 - $149
Mammut Eternity 9.8 mm Classic
$120 - $159
Mammut Galaxy 10 mm
$120 - $239
Mammut Phoenix 8 mm
Sterling Rope Velocity Sharma 9.8mm
Beal Yuji 10mm
$124 - $154
Edelweiss Rocklight II 9.8mm
$126 - $1,195
Sterling Rope 8mm Tag Line
Metolius Monster Gym Rope
Metolius Monster 10.2mm Rope
$135 - $268
Sterling Rope Highpoint Rope 10.1 mm
Mammut Gym Rope - 10.1mm
Edelweiss Flashlight II 10mm
$140 - $149
Mammut Eternity 9.8 Protect
$142 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity 9.5 mm
$142 - $269
BlueWater Ropes 10.2mm Eliminator
$142 - $226
Petzl Salsa 8.2mm
$143 - $190
Sterling Rope Marathon Half 8.8mm
$145 - $204
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro
$145 - $243
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Rando 8 mm
Edelrid Sidewinder 10.2mm
Edelrid Ibex 10mm
Edelrid Boa 9.8 Rope
$150 - $189
Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm
$150 - $249
Mammut Finesse 9.3
$150 - $289
Edelweiss Energy 9.5
$152 - $239
Sterling Rope Evolution VR10 10.2mm
$153 - $178
BlueWater Ropes 9.1mm Icon
$157 - $249
BlueWater Ropes 8.4mm Excellence
$158 - $181
Mammut Tusk 9.8 mm
Edelrid Viper 9.6mm
Mammut Apex 10.5 mm
$160 MSRP
Edelrid Python 10mm
$160 - $189
Edelweiss Lithium 8.5mm
$160 - $209
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