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Black Diamond
8.5 Dry Climbing Rope

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews



8.5 Dry Climbing Rope

The 8.5 Dry Climbing Rope is Black Diamond's versatile twin or half rope designed for winter mountaineering and summer alpine climbing. It's the thickest twin or half rope that Black Diamond offers, and its dry treatment protects the core and sheath from water absorption for use on ice or rock. Unique to BD ropes, the 2x2 woven sheath balances both durability and great handling; it isn't too stiff that it struggles through belay devices or so soft that it won't last a single season.


  • Half or twin climbing rope designed for mountaineering and alpine
  • UIAA-approved dry treatment makes this rope ideal for rock or ice
  • 8.5mm diameter is Black Diamond's thickest half or twin rope
  • Item #BLD00R0
half, twin
Dry Treatment
Dry Performance (core, sheath, UIAA approved)
Static Elongation
Dynamic Elongation
[half] 35% [twin] 33%
Impact Force
[half] 5kN [twin] 7.7kN
UIAA Falls
[half] 10 [twin] 17
Sheath Construction
Sheath Mass
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[50m] 5lb 11.3oz, [60m] 6lb 13.6oz, [70m] 7lb 15.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 5 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2023

Good rope at good price

Sheesh man, it's a rope. what do you want me to say

David P.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 19, 2022

8.5 ropes

Excellent lay, feel and distinctly colored for raps after sunset.

Evan F.

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5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2022

Excellent rope

Perfect rope for rock climbing. Just the right arm lint off stretch to soften that fall!

Michael K.

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4 out of 5 stars

September 30, 2021

Good rope, handles well

Mainly used on long routes as a rap line. Durable, supple, doesn’t get kinked or twisted easily. Just what I need for long routes that require double rope rappels.

Don W.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 20, 2021


I love these ropes! They are perfect for multi pitch trad climbing. You don't feel them at all.

Dane D.

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