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Petzl Contact 9.8 mm

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo: Petzl Contact 9.8 mm dynamic rope

Average shield durability for the price.


  • Good handling


  • Expensive
  • Shield shows sign of wear quickly
  • Water treatment not as durable compare to Mammut ropes
  • Middle mark fades and it is difficult to see with the red color

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 Mammut if you are looking for bombproof rope and skip the Petzl.


Trad, sport, and ice climbs.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 150 cad

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