Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope – 9.2mm

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope – 9.2mm and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 83 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.8 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 37

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The handling is smooth right away and easy to belay.
  • Lightweight and easy to use for long pitches.
  • The middle marker is easy to identify, enhancing safety while using.
  • Dry treatment works well during multiple hours of precipitation.
  • Clips well and offers good control during belaying.

Expert Reviews

  • Offers a lot of versatility specifically for guides on ice guiding, long multi pitch routes, and alpine guiding.
  • Easy on your body when you fall due to the lower impact force.
  • Doesn’t produce a lot of drag on longer pitches.
  • Feeds through a grigri quickly and easily.
  • Comes in a climb-ready coil to save time and effort.
  • One of the lightest single ropes on the market.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not the best durability, with some reports of needing to cut the ends off of the rope in order to enhance the lifespan – and it only working for a few more uses.
  • Might not be the best choice for rocky terrain where the abrasion can cut into the rope.

Expert Reviews

  • Not the most durable rope.
  • The black color as the middle marker is not the most noticeable.


The Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope – 9.2mm is a lightweight, versatile, and smooth-handling rope that works well for those who transport their ropes on longer hikes, and want a reliable option that can pass quickly through a grigri. The downsides of this option are lack of durability, which may limit some of the routes this rope should be used on, such as those passing over continuous rocky and tough terrain. We recommend this option for climbers who want an easy to use option that provides safe catches.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.