- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I took a gamble when I got this rope. I'd never used a blue water rope but the reviews were favorable, I like trying new brands, and heck it was on sale. So far I've put it through two months hard use (climbing 3-5 days per week) including a week in the Red and have been disappointed.
Pros: Feeds VERY well and doesn't get super kinky. It's pretty. Seems to shed dirt well.
Con: Has worn super fast (I need to chop it already) To comare my Sterling 9.2 is holding up better and has been through worse. At .5mm larger I'd expect more durability.
Con: As a result of the wearing out it has gone floppy when clipping. I have used PMI and Sterling ropes nether of which have ever done this to me.
Con: Stiff catch, maybe I got a bad batch of rope b/c everyone below says it catches softly. My climbing partner who has used my other ropes as well agrees this thing is jarring in comparrison.