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A skinny with a thick skin.

Endowed with a tight braid and an extra thick sheath, the Blue Water Icon Double Dry 9.1mm Climbing Rope brings a new level of durability to the world of ultra-skinny redpoint cords. As a result of seeking lower weights and smaller diameters, skinny singles have traditionally been prone to short lifespans. Thanks to the Icon's 35% sheath mass, this rope can provide the featherlight performance serious sport climbers need with reduced drag, increased abrasion resistance, and a longer lifespan.

  • Double dry treatment provides smooth and supple handling in wet conditions
  • 8.8 KN impact force rating and 32.7% dynamic elongation ensure soft catches when you whip off your project
  • UIAA fall rating of five ensures the rope has ample strength for redpoint burns
  • A featherlight 55 grams per meter won't hold you back when you sprint for the chains
  • 35% sheath mass and a tight braid reduce drag and give this skinny rope increased durability
  • 9.1mm diameter places the Icon among the skinniest single ropes available
  • Available in 60m and 70m lengths

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Watch more features about this rope from David Long the sales manager (and head of customer service) at BlueWater.

Read the story behind how the Icon (and 9.3mm Wave) were created at:

5 5

Light Four Man Mountaineering Protection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I grabbed this for a more trusting rope when leading teams of more then two on PNW glaciers. Fast drying and light compared to many others in this size. It is also a rope that many of my friends use while working at RMI Expeditions. I so like this rope that I recently purchased one as a gift to my favorite charity for their yearly Mt. Rainier attempts.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I grabbed the non-dry treated version of this rope in a 70m. It weighs nothing and its a super soft catch. It's skinny in the belay device but rapping on it is no problem, it grips in the device well and doesn't feel sketchy. It feeds through a gri-gri very well and catches well too. This is a sick rope, feel secure, save weight

The Blue/Green, 60m is $189.95, the...

The Blue/Green, 60m is $189.95, the Blue/Green, 70m is $189.95, the Sprout/Red, 60m is $220.00, the Sprout/Red, 70m is $220.00. It's an obvious mistake - both 60m should be $189.95 and both 70m should be $220.

Anyway, it's a cool option to get a 70m double dry skinny lead rope for $190 + tax + free shipping!

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Thanks for the heads up, we'll get our merch team to get this rectified.

Does this rope have a middle mark?

Does this rope have a middle mark?

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Sorry, no. Bluewater doesn't do factory middle marks in case someone trims their rope, in which case the mark wouldn't be in the middle any more. It's an unusual policy but that's the deal.

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if you don't want to attempt to mark your own, you can order the bi-color and the sheath pattern will change at the midpoint.

4 5

Good so far

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had about 10 days of ice on this rope so far and it's done very well except in one case. That day it was wet and cold, and the rope froze pretty badly. However, on that day, given the low temperatures and the amount of water blowing on us from an adjacent waterfall I don't think any rope would have made it through without becoming a cable. Most of our other gear froze as well.

5 5

Strongest Most Durable 9mm in the WORLD!

  • Gender: Male

In my opinion this is the best lead line in the world today. The perfect balance of weight and durability. I have climbed on so many ropes I could never count them, but this rope is special, like a secret weapon in my quiver. I try to shave weight wherever I can, but other 9mm lead lines I've climbed on felt dicey, and were shredded after a few climbs. Because of the super thick sheath and tight weave on this rope it handles like magic and lasts longer than most ten mils I've climbed on. And I can say from experience that Bluewater has by far the best dry treatment of any rope I've tried. If you factor in that this rope will last much longer and is much stronger and handles better than the competition, there really is no reason to buy any other 9mm lead line. As an added bonus you are supporting a very cool Family owned company that hand inspects every rope and takes pride in making the best ropes out there!

Strongest Most Durable 9mm in the WORLD!