For being a 9.8 this rope is burly. I have been using it 3-4 days a week for the past 2 months and it has been great. At first I didn't like how stiff it was. I normally like Bluewater but wanted to give Mammut a try. After climbing on it I actually like that it is a little stiff. I makes clipping really easy but takes a little more work to get it into a belay device. So far it does not show much sign of wear. I have been using it on long trad and single pitch sport routes.