Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

Ropes

Sterling Fusion Nano 9.0

79

2017

Sterling Fusion Nano 9.0

The Sterling Fusion Nano is a 9mm dry treated dynamic climbing rope certified for use as a single, half, and twin.

Metolius Monster 8.9

88

2017

Metolius Monster 8.9

The Metolius Monster is a 8.9mm dynamic climbing rope that is certified as a single, twin, or half rope, includes a dry treated sheath and core and a bright orange thread to aid in finding the halfway point.

BlueWater Icon 9.1

83

2017

BlueWater Icon 9.1

The BlueWater Icon is a 9.1mm dynamic single climbing rope available as a standard or Double Dry treated rope.

Maxim Airliner 9.1

81

2017

Maxim Airliner 9.1

The Maxim Airliner is a 9.1mm dynamic single and half climbing rope that includes an Endura Dry double dry treatment.

BlueWater Wave 9.3 Review

84

2017

BlueWater Wave 9.3 Review

The BlueWater Wave is a 9.3mm dynamic single and half climbing rope with an extra thick sheath.

Mammut Infinity 9.5 Review

85

2017

Mammut Infinity 9.5 Review

The Mammut Infinity is a 9.5mm dynamic single climbing rope with a dry treatment that passes the UIAA standard for dry ropes.

Petzl Arial 9.5 Review

85

2017

Petzl Arial 9.5 Review

The Petzl Arial is a 9.5mm dynamic single climbing rope with a Duratec Dry treatment.

Maxim Pinnacle Yellow Jacket 9.5 Review

88

2017

Maxim Pinnacle Yellow Jacket 9.5 Review

The Maxim Pinnacle Yellow Jacket is a 9.5mm dynamic single climbing rope with a high-contrast bi-pattern color scheme.

Sterling Evolution Helix 9.5 Review

87

2017

Sterling Evolution Helix 9.5 Review

The Sterling Evolution Helix is a 9.5mm dynamic single climbing rope with soft, supple handling. 

Sterling Evolution Velocity 60 meter standard

86

2017

Sterling Evolution Velocity 60 meter standard

The Sterling Evolution Velocity is a 9.8mm dynamic climbing rope for sport and traditional rock climbing. 

BlueWater Lightning Pro 9.7 60 meter standard

84

2017

BlueWater Lightning Pro 9.7 60 meter standard

The BlueWater Lightning Pro is a 9.7mm dynamic single climbing rope. 

Edelrid Boa Eco 60 meter standard

83

2017

Edelrid Boa Eco 60 meter standard

The Edelrid Boa Eco is a 9.8mm dynamic single climbing rope that is made of recycled yarns.

Maxim Glider 70 meter bipattern

82

2017

Maxim Glider 70 meter bipattern

The Maxim Glider is a durable 9.9mm dynamic single climbing rope. 

DMM Zone 60 meter

82

2017

DMM Zone 60 meter

The DMM Zone is a durable 9.8 mm dynamic single climbing rope.

Trango Catalyst

91

2015

Trango Catalyst

The Trango Catalyst is a 9.0mm dynamic climbing rope with Unicore technology bonding the sheath and core and a DuoDry treatment of the sheath and core. 

Edelrid Eagle Light

89

2015

Edelrid Eagle Light

The Edelrid Eagle Light is a 9.5mm dynamic single climbing rope.

Metolius Monster 10.2

88

2015

Metolius Monster 10.2

The Metolius Monster is a 10.2mm dynamic single climbing rope.

Trango Lotus

86

2015

Trango Lotus

The Trango Lotus is a 9.9mm dynamic single climbing rope with a dry treated sheath.

Millet Silver Triaxiale

87

2015

Millet Silver Triaxiale

The Millet Silver Triaxiale is a high-performing 9.8mm rope that is great for sport climbers who want a durable rope with great handling characteristics.

Beal Joker 9.1mm Unicore Dry Cover

83

2015

Beal Joker 9.1mm Unicore Dry Cover

The Beal Joker 9.1 Unicore is a specialized skinny rope for alpine routes and hard sport sends that performs like a much thicker rope. Due to high 8% static stretch, it is not for top-roping or serious hang-dogging.

Edelrid Boa

85

2014

Edelrid Boa

The Edelrid Boa is a value-priced 9.8mm rope that is great for new climbers looking for a lightweight rope with good handling and durability. The Boa lacks some of the extra features of other ropes but proved to be reasonably durable.

Metolius Monster

86

2014

Metolius Monster

The Metolius Monster is a 9.8mm rope suited for sport and trad climbers looking for a durable, great handling rope. 

Mammut Transformer

82

2014

Mammut Transformer

The Mammut Transformer is an incredibly durable and wear resistant rope ideal for rock or alpine climbers who value a rope that can take repeated abuse. 

Beal Diablo 9.8mm

85

2014

Beal Diablo 9.8mm

The Beal Diablo is a lightweight 9.8mm rope that is great for climbers looking for a rope that can handle demanding punishment thanks to the unicore construction which bonds the sheath to the core.