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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro

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

rated 3 of 5 stars
Petzl Contact 9.8 mm

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mammut Infinity Dry 9.5

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Edelweiss Axis 10.3

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
DIY: Paracord

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Edelweiss Discover 8 mm

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
LiveFireGear 550 Firecord

Check out this nice cord from LiveFireGear with internal FIRECORD. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Genesis Dry 8.5 Dynamic Rope
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Marathon Pro 10.1mm Dynamic Rope
$172 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Infinity Dry 9.5 Dynamic Rope
$260 - $339
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sterling Fusion Ion R 9.4mm Dynamic Rope
$208 - $274
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 8.0mm Canyon Pro Static Rope
$363
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
$230
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 - $67
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
$189 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
BlueWater Ropes 9.7mm Lightning Pro Dynamic Rope
$168 - $244
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Rando 8 mm Dynamic Rope
$60
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Petzl Contact 9.8 mm Dynamic Rope
$219 - $220
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Sterling Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Dynamic Rope
$100 - $379
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Metolius Equalizer Sling Sewn Runner
$30 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Beal Edlinger II 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PMI Max-Wear Sport 11mm Static Rope
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LiveFireGear 550 Firecord Cord
$12 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Maxim Apogee 9.1mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: Paracord
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Beal Dyneema 5.5 mm Cord Cord
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 10.3mm SlimLine Elite Dynamic Rope
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Maxim Equinox 10.2mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Beal Cobra 8.6 mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
BlueWater Ropes 5.5mm Titan Cord Cord
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Petzl Vector 11 mm Static Rope
$227 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Supersafe 10.2 mm Dynamic Rope
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Edelweiss Axis 10.3 Dynamic Rope
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Eiger 10.5 mm Dynamic Rope
discontinued
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Zephyr 10.3 mm Dynamic Rope
$180 MSRP
discontinued

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