The Beal Flyer II 10.2mm Dry Cover Rope is a versatile, durable, and lightweight rope that works well for long climbs and inclement weather. With a lighter weight and a one-size-fits-all construction, this rope is a good choice for both trad and sport climbers.
The Petzl Mambo Standard Climbing Rope – 10.1mm is a durable, sturdy, and versatile option that provides a secure feel in various climbing conditions. For beginners or advanced climbers, this rope will provide long-lasting use over multiple seasons.
The Beal Antidote Climbing Rope – 10.2mm is a versatile, durable, and stiff rope that can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. Although it may be too wide and too stiff for some expert climbers, it provides smoothness when going through the belay device and durability for long-term use.
The Sterling Fusion Ion R Bi-Color Climbing Rope – 9.4mm is a functional, easy-to-use, and highly-compatible option that works well in a variety of conditions. Despite being a little bit more expensive and not being the most durable, this rope provides great handling, ample waterproofing, and lightweight material for an easy-to-carry and user-friendly rope.
The Maxim Airliner 2X Dry Climbing Rope 9.1mm is a versatile, lightweight, and advanced rope that can work well for experienced climbers who want a versatile and easy-to-use option. If you are a beginner or intermediate climber, the thinness of this rope could be tough to handle, but if you are an advanced climber, this rope will provide a good balance of functionality and abrasion-resistance.
The Sterling Slim Gym Climbing Rope – 10.1mm is a lightweight option that works well for indoor climbing and sport routes. For climbers who are looking for a straightforward and minimalist rope that can provide ample safety and easy transportation, this could be the best choice for you.
The Petzl Contact Standard Climbing Rope – 9.8mm is a versatile, high-performance, and smooth option for experienced climbers who want an all-around, workhorse rope. Despite some user reports of the sheath wearing out, the majority of owners of this rope have applauded the easy-handling, soft catches, and reliability. This is a durable rope that can easily feed through belay devices, and provide soft catches during otherwise dangerous falls.
The Blue Water Icon Double Dry Climbing Rope – 9.1mm is a versatile, lightweight, and functional option that is well-suited for climbers who tackle a variety of routes, and want a rope that can handle various terrain. Despite some reports of handling stiff and getting dirty quicker than other ropes, the dry treatment protects against precipitation, the thinner diameter provides easy use, and the lighter-weight makes it easy to bring along on any excursion.
The Sterling Evolution Velocity Bi-Color Rope – 9.8mm is a great all-around option that performs well on various types of climbing, providing security and a supple feel during use. Despite some reports of fraying after minimal use and getting dirty, the ability to easily slide through belaying devices, soft catches, and abrasion-resistant material makes this a great choice for climbers who want versatility over a variety of terrain.
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.