Petzl Contact 9.8 mm
Current Retail: $175.96-$239.95
Historic Range: $153.93-$279.95
Average shield durability for the price. I had a few…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 150 cad
Average shield durability for the price.
- Good handling
- 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.