Petzl Contact 9.8 mm

rated 3.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Petzl Contact 9.8 mm dynamic rope


Price Current Retail: $175.96-$239.95
Historic Range: $153.93-$279.95


Average shield durability for the price. I had a few…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 150 cad


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.


That sounds disappointing, Martin. Out of curiosity, did you report the issue to Petzl? Also, what was your first climb with this rope. Good luck!

1 year ago
Martin Pouliot

Did report to Petzl = no respond from them. First climb was a lead climb at Rumney.

1 year ago

Thanks, Martin.

1 year ago

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