Rope, Cord, and Webbing

The best rope, cord, and webbing, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 18, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Rope/Cord/Webbing Reviews

BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Climbs well, lightweight at 61g / m, nice looking color (especially the bi-pattern), but sheath wears quickly. Almost everything about this rope is great for backcountry climbing. Lightweight, easy to handle, good color. However, the sheath has worn faster than expected in a couple places, to the point where it is ready to be retired after only having been climbed on <50 times over two years. Fortunately the sheath wear is close to one end of the rope so I can trim ~10m off and still have a 60m… Full review

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

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

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Mammut Genesis Dry 8.5 Dynamic Rope
$150 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Marathon Pro 10.1mm Dynamic Rope
$206
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity Dry 9.5 Dynamic Rope
$260 - $339
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 8.0mm Canyon Pro Static Rope
$363
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm Dynamic Rope
$126 - $233
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
$172 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes Pull Down Cord
$125
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Maxim KM III Static Rope
$128 - $240
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Edelweiss Discover 8 mm Dynamic Rope
$60 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
PMI Multi Cord 3mm Cord
$5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity Classic 9.5 Dynamic Rope
$110 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Joker 9.1 mm Dynamic Rope
$142 - $289
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro Dynamic Rope
$168 - $244
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Maxim Equinox 10.2mm Dynamic Rope
$164
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Beal Cobra 8.6 mm Dynamic Rope
$135 - $157
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
$127
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Rando 8 mm Dynamic Rope
$45 - $149
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Petzl Contact 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
$219
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$100 - $379
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Metolius Equalizer Sling Sewn Runner
$30 - $34
Petzl Axess String
$70
PMI 11mm Classic Static EZ Bend Static Rope
$1 - $140
Beal Stinger 9.4 mm Dynamic Rope
$187 - $289
Beal Access 11mm Unicore Rope Dynamic Rope
$161
Edelweiss Rocklight II 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$67 - $139
Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$127 - $259
Edelweiss Static Caving 10.5mm Static Rope
$82 - $98
BlueWater Ropes 7.7mm Ice Floss Dynamic Rope
$92 - $169
Maxim Apex 10.5mm Dynamic Rope
$225 - $256
Beal Booster 9.7 mm Dynamic Rope
$165 - $209
Sterling Rope Canyon Tech Static Rope
$17 - $964
BlueWater Ropes Titan Runner Sewn Runner
$5
Maxim KM III Max Static Rope
$159 - $177
Sterling Rope 9MM HTP Static Static Rope
$229
Edelrid Tommy Caldwell Pro Dry DT 9.6mm Dynamic Rope
$230 - $259
Metolius Monster Dynamic 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$199 - $229
Metolius Monster Sling Sewn Runner
$6 - $12
Metolius Monster Gym Rope Dynamic Rope
$135
Edelweiss Lithium 8.5mm Dynamic Rope
$157
Black Diamond 7.9 Dry Climbing Rope Dynamic Rope
$100 - $199
Petzl Conga 8.0mm Cord
$60
Edelweiss Canyon Static Line 9.1mm Static Rope
$97
Mammut Serenity Dry 8.9 Dynamic Rope
$300
Trango Nylon Sling Sewn Runner
$3
Petzl St'Anneau Sling Sewn Runner
$8
BlueWater Ropes 8.4mm Excellence Dynamic Rope
$158 - $209
Edelrid Boa 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$110
Maxim Platinum 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$292 - $331
Beal Diablo 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
$150
CAMP Express Dyneema Sling Sewn Runner
$4 - $13
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