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Ropes

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.