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Blue Water Lightning Pro Single Rope - 9.7mm

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    20 Reviews

    Details

    For the by-day sport climber focused on challenging crags and quality gear.

    Bluewater made the Lightning Pro 9.7mm Climbing Rope for climbers who want a light redpointing line without losing the durability of a projecting cord. This lifeline withstands impact forces of up to 7.8kN and boasts a fall rating of 8, so you can keep lobbing off the crux without worry.

    • Item #BWR0001

    Tech Specs

    Type
    single
    Diameter
    9.7 mm
    Dry Treatment
    no
    Static Elongation
    8.9%
    Dynamic Elongation
    32.2%
    Impact Force
    7.8 kN
    UIAA Falls
    8
    Bi-Pattern
    no
    Sheath Construction
    double-pick
    Claimed Weight
    61 g/m
    Recommended Use
    rock climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great mid-thickness rope for general use

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is the first rope I've ever purchased, so I suppose my opinion may hold less weight than others, but regardless: This rope is great! Just used it on a week long trip in Kentucky doing mostly sport and I came away very happy with the rope's performance. It never got kinky or twisty when running through a belay device which was very nice. Also, the rope wasn't super stiff to begin with and feeds very easily through an atc. There was an initial shininess to the rope (I have the dry version) but that went away rather quickly. I haven't noticed any fraying or fuzziness, the former of which I would expect but the surface of the rope feels essentially new which is very nice as it was used quite extensively for the 5-6 days it was climbed on. It took some large lead falls and caught very softly, probably because of the low kN fall rating. I would think this aspect would be nice for trad too, but I can't comment on that. Additionally, the weight is pretty nice. You don't sacrifice any noticeable durability going a few tenths of a milimeter down, but on long pitches I didn't notice a significant amount of weight behind me which was always a plus. Also, even after big lead falls, the knots tied in the rope were still pretty easy to work out. Overall, a really great rope at a nice price on sale! Assuming it retains its durability I would have no issue purchasing another when this one craps out.

    Skinny yet beefy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Maybe it's hard to call a 9.7mm rope skinny, but this one is plenty thin and light for my purposes, yet with enough beef to provide some staying power. The bright green color is easy to spot and looks great in pictures, as well. I have a 70m, which is usually more rope that I need, but I decided to carry a 70m rather than something shorter + a tag line. No complaints on that setup so far.

    An Amazing rope

    This rope is great! the color is brilliant. It handles extremely well. I've taken fall after fall on this rope without a worry. Its followed me to Zions, Redrock, and little cottonwood. I would highly recommend this rope. Blue water ropes rock.

    An Amazing rope

    Lightning on Fuego!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Although I've only climbed with it for a week, I am psyched on Blue Water's Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope. I've never enjoyed a rope right out of the box this much. It feels more fluid than my recently retired rope, after a few seasons of flailed attempts and whippers up the wazoo.



    So far, I've climbed with this rope on multipitches like Arm and Hammer, or shorter pitches like this photo of me on Ferguson's Fuego. It's superlight and super compact in backpacks, so feel free to stow a few more sending sodas from now on.



    The rope's stretch seems to offer the perfect balance between giving a soft catch on lead, and not stretching down past the crux you just climbed. And the color! You can see this thing from space. At least, my buddies could see it when they were looking for me from the road.

    Lightning on Fuego!

    Lightning on Fuego!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Although I've only climbed with it for a week, I am psyched on Blue Water's Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope. I've never enjoyed a rope right out of the box this much. It feels more fluid than my recently retired rope, after a few seasons of flailed attempts and whippers up the wazoo.



    So far, I've climbed with this rope on multipitches like Arm and Hammer, or shorter pitches like this photo of me on Ferguson's Fuego. It's superlight and super compact in backpacks, so feel free to stow a few more sending sodas from now on.



    The rope's stretch seems to offer the perfect balance between giving a soft catch on lead, and not stretching down past the crux you just climbed. And the color! You can see this thing from space. At least, my buddies could see it when they were looking for me from the road.





    Lightning on Fuego!

    never regretted it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The lightning pro is my favorite rope I've ever used. Super soft catches. It has just the perfect dynamic stretch. 70m takes you anywhere. my rope has been through a lot with me over the last 4 years and I plan on replacing it with another lightning pro 70m soon. anywhere from TR to Sport to Trad to ascending and rappelling, mine has done it all fabulously. blue water knows how to do ropes and webbing great. i Also have a blue water static rope for caving and canyoneering and use their webbing for slack lining. never regretted it.

    Light, easy to clip, easy to manage

      I'm a big fan of the Blue Water Lighting 9.7mm. It's been super easy to clip and manage and doesn't get TOO heavy on long pitches. I've only taken one good fall on it, but it stretched nicely for a soft catch.



      It does run quickly through the belay device, but that's normal for a thinner rope.



      I love it.

      Wonderful

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Disclaimer: I have used the rope extensively for 2 weeks, but I do not have any knowledge of the longterm durability of this product, only its "in the moment" action.



      The rope is great. Totally perfect. Super soft catch. Anyone who says the catch isn't soft is insane. The rope is very light. My friend said it was lighter than his dirty 60 meter 10.2. Diameter is awesome. It works great for rappelling, belaying a second with an autoblock device, regular belay, extra friction belay, whatever . I would never ever consider getting a rope above 9.8 unless I was planning on top roping a lot. Love it! There's no middle mark, but still deserves 5 stars.

      best all around

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used my blue water lightning pro in every condition on so many types of rock, and i must say that it is a solid rope that can take abuse and hold up without any doubts. The stretch is great and tends to lean towards a soft catch. I used a lightning pro when I was learning how to lead, and I have continued to use a lightning pro while testing my abilities on more difficult sport/big wall/trad climbs as well. I have friends that own the exact same rope with the same opinions.



      A really good all around rope that is durable and lasts.

      best all around

      Not impresed

      • 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.

      Soft catch

        I have been very impressed with this rope. I would suggest this rope for intermediate to advanced sport climbers. It is rather small for top roping but performs very well on lead. The catch is wonderfully soft. Even on top rope if you slip it'll stretch 3-5 ft. Quality construction with very durable materials. Turns your hands black even before you start getting it dirty.

        Blue water is awesome!

          This is a sick rope with an insanely soft catch! I do mostly limestone sport climbing and it is perfect for sending! Ive had it for a few months now and the only reason i didnt give it five stars is because the sheath has gotten pretty fuzzy quickly but probably mostly due to the rock and rope drag at my local crags. One of my favorite parts about this rope is that it is super light weight but i still love the 9.7 feel. Its not stiff at all and is so smooth through my guide. I would recommend this rope for sure!

          my favorite...

            love this rope. i have last years [neon yellow] bi-patten, its great to be able to clearly see your rope to the top of a pitch even in low light. very distinct bi- pattern makes finding center easy. of the ropes i've climbed on, this one has the best feel. takes knots well, and has a very positive feel clipping. after one year of use, this thing still looks new; and it has been dragged all over squamish, index, indian creek, moab, zion and the list goes on... still neon yellow, sheath is perfect!

            Will there be some kind of tag or indication...

            Will there be some kind of tag or indication to tell whether the rope is dry or standard? As im concerned if i bought a pricer dry rope on line and got the standard instead, it would cost too much to send it back via international post.

            Thanks

            There won't be a tag on the rope most likely (although some have that information on the sticker at each end of the rope). What you can do is just hold it under a faucet. Any dry-treated rope will repel the water and not absorb it, just like a rain jacket, and a rope that's not treated will soak it up very quickly. I doubt that the company you bought it from would make you pay return shipping if they sent you the wrong product.