Need an all-around climbing rope? Black Diamond’s new ropes cover the full spectrum for rock, alpine and mountain climbers. The new Black Diamond FullDry 9.6 70m is both heavier and burlier than average, making it an excellent all-around cord.
Move seamlessly from the crag to a backcountry ice flow with the versatile Black Diamond 9.6 FullDry. Featuring an Endurance sheath that utilizes a 1X1 weave construction to lengthen the ropes’ lifespan and make it more abrasion-resistant, the BD 9.6 has a dry treated core and sheath that protects it from the inside out against weather. The rope’s 9.6 diameter hits that sweet spot of being thin enough for a hard sport redpoint, but thick enough to take a seasonal beating in the desert and then easily transition to winter ice pitches. With a middle marker and comfortable handling that knots easily and feeds smoothly through a belay device, the BD 9.6 FullDry is our multi-faceted, all-weather workhorse.
BLACK DIAMOND 9.6 MM x 60M Climbing Rope Features
- FullDry Performance: With a core and sheath that are dry treated, our FullDry ropes are protected against weather from the inside out
- Endurance Sheath: With more material and a unique 1×1 weave construction, our Endurance sheath is abrasion-resistant and lengthens the lifespan of your rope
- Durability and Handling Balance: Purpose-built to balance both durability and great handling, our ropes are not too stiff and not too soft, giving you a great feeling rope that knots easily, feeds through your belay device with ease, yet holds up to a barrage of use
- Rope Type : Single
- UIAA Factor Falls : 9
- Weight Per Meter : 65 g (2.3 oz)
- Static Elongation : 6.5%
- Dynamic Elongation : 34%
- Impact Force : 8.1 kN
- Sheath : Endurance
- Sheath Slippage : 0
- Half Mark : Yes
Climbing Photo by Steve Fassbinder