Dynamic Ropes

The best dynamic ropes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 4, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Dynamic Rope Reviews

Petzl Contact 9.8 mm

rated 3 of 5 stars Average shield durability for the price. I had a few ropes before buying this Petzl 9.8mm 60 meters. I owned Mammut Duodess, Maxim Pinnacle, and tried Béal and Edelrid. I thought this Petzl rope would be one of the best on the market since I own great products from them. So I was disappointed the rope's shield started to show signs of fraying after the first climb, which took almost five years on the Mammut rope I own. Always used a rope bag with my ropes to protect them. I would recommend to buy… Full review

Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Robust rope with good handling. After 10+ years of usage, this rope can still take it. I've used it only for sport climbing, occasional use. I have a 70 m bi-pattern, standard treatment Flyer 2 rope. It was used for everything, from lead climbing to top-rope, on a variety of route types. It was many times abused against abrasive edges, occasionally got wet, and has taken a lot of dust during its lifetime. The handling of this rope was always nice, it managed to keeps its softness during entire life. Full review

Mammut Infinity Dry 9.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing all-around rope. I have the dry version and love it, I have used it on sport climbing, multipitches, and easy mountains in the Cordillera Blanca (Perú) and after 11 months of considerable use it doesn't look like it has.  It's very smooth for belaying and the dry technology is very useful when you go to glaciars (is not the best use of it, but I only own this rope) so it doesn't get heavy for the water. It has a middle marker so you can easily find the middle when you want to rappel with… Full review

Edelweiss Axis 10.3

rated 4 of 5 stars This was my first rope and, I think, a very good one for that purpose, but not much else. It's proven super durable over several seasons but has a high weight per meter that makes it as heavy as my 70m Sterling Velocity 9.8mm. Superb value including double dry treatment and a pretty decent rope bag. I bought my Edelweiss Axis 10.3mm rope in 2010 as my first climbing rope. I've used it for hundreds of sport and trad climbs including multipitch routes and despite its glaring drawbacks of weight and… Full review

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 Classic 9.5

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Genesis Dry 8.5
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Marathon Pro 10.1mm
$206
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity Dry 9.5
$240 - $339
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro
$150 - $244
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm
$126 - $274
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm
$216 - $269
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Edelweiss Discover 8 mm
$60 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity Classic 9.5
$110 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Joker 9.1 mm
$189 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Beal Cobra 8.6 mm
$180 - $209
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Rando 8 mm
$150
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Petzl Contact 9.8 mm
$219 - $279
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm
$100 - $379
Beal Stinger 9.4 mm
$210 - $249
Beal Access 11mm Unicore Rope
$215
Edelweiss Rocklight II 9.8mm
$90 - $139
Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm
$157 - $259
BlueWater Ropes 7.7mm Ice Floss
$92 - $169
Maxim Apex 10.5mm
$225 - $243
Beal Booster 9.7 mm
$189 - $249
Edelrid Tommy Caldwell Pro Dry DT 9.6mm
$172 - $259
Metolius Monster Dynamic 9.8mm
$199 - $229
Metolius Monster Gym Rope
$135
Edelweiss Lithium 8.5mm
$210
Black Diamond 7.9 Dry Climbing Rope
$100 - $199
Mammut Serenity Dry 8.9
$260
Edelrid Swift Pro Dry CT 8.9mm
$193
BlueWater Ropes 8.4mm Excellence
$158 - $209
Edelrid Boa 9.8mm
$110
Maxim Platinum 9.8mm
$292 - $324
Black Diamond 7.8mm FullDry Climbing Rope
$121
Beal Diablo 9.8 mm
$200
Sterling Rope Slim Gym - 10.1mm
$101
Petzl Paso Guide 7.7mm
$180 - $239
Edelrid Anniversary Pro Dry DT 9.7mm
$187 - $239
Petzl Volta 9.2 mm
$130 - $298
Edelrid Skimmer Pro Dry 7.1mm
$140 - $149
Beal Pro Water 11mm Unicore Rope
$280
Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm
$199 - $254
Beal Karma 9.8 mm
$100 - $149
Mammut Eternity Dry 9.8
$216 - $309
Sterling Rope Evolution Aero 9.2
$204 - $265
Beal Wall School 10.2 mm
$105
Petzl Volta Guide 9.0 mm
$140
Edelrid Eagle Lite Pro Dry 9.5mm
$172 - $202
Black Diamond 9.9mm Gym Climbing Rope
$100
Sterling Rope Fusion Nano IX 9.0mm
$235 - $342
Black Diamond 9.4 Climbing Rope
$180 - $229
Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm
$53 - $219
Mammut Twilight Dry 7.5
$190 - $209
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