Rope, Cord, and Webbing

The best rope, cord, and webbing, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 3, 2017. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Rope/Cord/Webbing Reviews

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 9.5 mm

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

DIY: Paracord

rated 5 of 5 stars I write this due to the abundance of so called paracord on the Web and in stores. Okay, I'll assume we all have heard of paracord. Now real paracord has 7 internal strands which can be so so useful from gear repair to fishing to the limits of your imagination. 550 paracord should hold 550lbs also! We had emergency egress units where it was just a hook or carabiner a figure 8 and 550 cord we all had tactical belts that have the emergency loop where you can hook up too. It is some mighty handy stuff… 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

PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm

rated 5 of 5 stars 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. 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. Full review

LiveFireGear 550 Firecord

rated 5 of 5 stars Check out this nice cord from LiveFireGear with internal FIRECORD. 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

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Infinity 9.5 mm Dynamic Rope
$70 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm Static Rope
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Marathon Pro 10.1mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro Dynamic Rope
$145 - $225
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm Dynamic Rope
$115 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
$172 - $215
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Edelweiss Discover 8 mm Dynamic Rope
$45 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
PMI Multi Cord 3mm Cord
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Joker 9.1 mm Dynamic Rope
$152 - $188
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Beal Cobra 8.6 mm Dynamic Rope
$144 - $167
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Rando 8 mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$100 - $291
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Metolius Equalizer Sling Sewn Runner
$22 - $34
Petzl Axess String
PMI 11mm Classic Static EZ Bend Static Rope
$1 - $140
Beal Stinger 9.4 mm Dynamic Rope
$147 - $199
Beal Access 11mm Unicore Rope Dynamic Rope
Edelweiss Rocklight II 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$67 - $139
Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$83 - $224
Edelweiss Static Caving 10.5mm Static Rope
$88 - $98
Petzl Contact 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
$165 - $219
BlueWater Ropes 7.7mm Ice Floss Dynamic Rope
$69 - $105
Beal Booster 9.7 mm Dynamic Rope
$128 - $199
Sterling Rope Canyon Tech Static Rope
$13 - $964
BlueWater Ropes Titan Runner Sewn Runner
$4 - $5
Ultimate Survival Technologies Paracord 325 Utility Cord Cord
Maxim Airliner 9.1 2X Dry Dynamic Rope
Metolius Monster Dynamic 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$199 - $229
Metolius Monster Sling Sewn Runner
$4 - $12
Metolius Monster Gym Rope Dynamic Rope
$101 - $135
Edelweiss Lithium 8.5mm Dynamic Rope
Black Diamond 7.9 Dry Climbing Rope Dynamic Rope
$75 - $199
Petzl Conga 8.0mm Cord
Trango Nylon Sling Sewn Runner
$3 - $4
Petzl St'Anneau Sling Sewn Runner
BlueWater Ropes 8.4mm Excellence Dynamic Rope
$118 - $209
Black Diamond 7.8mm FullDry Climbing Rope Dynamic Rope
$120 - $135
Beal Diablo 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
CAMP Express Dyneema Sling Sewn Runner
$6 - $13
Sterling Rope Slim Gym - 10.1mm Dynamic Rope
$98 - $100
Petzl Paso Guide 7.7mm Dynamic Rope
$135 - $239
Petzl Volta 9.2 mm Dynamic Rope
$130 - $279
PMI Multi Cord 2mm Cord
BlueWater Ropes Canyonline Rope 9mm Static Rope
$173 - $269
Mammut Performance Static 11mm Static Rope
Beal Pro Water 11mm Unicore Rope Dynamic Rope
Beal Karma 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
$100 - $112
Sterling Rope Evolution Aero 9.2 Dynamic Rope
$199 - $286
Nite Ize Gear Tie Clippable Cord
Beal Wall School 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
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