PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm



This is a tough rope. One of the longest lasting ropes…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: I have acquired many of these, some new, some old. My friends use them as well.


This is a tough rope. One of the longest lasting ropes on the market. Doesn't work well with certain devices like ATC's or Petzl Stop. Very resistant to abrasion, good for jugging.


  • Stiff, ascenders slide well
  • Abrasion resistant, less sheath fuzzing
  • Static


  • Sheath not as smooth/quiet as others
  • Stiff, doesn't pack down well in bag
  • Stiff, device compatibility and device wear

I have used these ropes for the past 9 years for cave exploration. Good quality and last longer than other ropes. It takes more abrasion and doesn't burn as easily during fast rappels. A good buy if you need a tough rope.


Welcome to Trailspace, Unknown Caver. I hope you'll keep us posted on your gear continues to perform.

5 months ago
Unknown Caver

Thanks Alicia.

5 months ago
Jon 4

Thanks "Unknown." I'm looking for a caving rope; what do you use for a rappel device?

4 months ago
Unknown Caver

BMS micro and SMC stainless steel rappel racks.

4 months ago

PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm

previously retailed for:

The PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 27, 2015 at REI.

If you're looking for a new static rope, check out the best reviewed current models.