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Black Diamond
8.9 Dry Climbing Rope

4.407407407407407 out of 5 stars
27 Reviews
$197.97 - $359.95
Up to 45% off



8.9 Dry Climbing Rope

The 8.9 Dry Climbing Rope is Black Diamond's skinniest single rope and the fattest twin rope, making it incredibly versatile for sport crags, alpine routes, and everything in between. It's Black Diamond's only rope certified as a twin, half, and single rope. This version features a dry treatment that's been certified by the UIAA for eliminated water absorption, and the treatment also helps the sheathe resist abrasion if you climb more rock than ice.


  • Black Diamond's only climbing rope certified as single, twin, or half
  • 8.9mm is either the skinniest single rope or the fattest twin
  • UIAA-certified Dry treatment eliminates water absorption
  • Middle marker makes for easier rappel setups
  • Item #BLD00R1
single, half, twin
Dry Treatment
Static Elongation
Dynamic Elongation
[single] 33% [half] 30% [twin] 27%
Impact Force
[single] 8.7kN [half] 6.1kN [twin] 9.6kN
UIAA Falls
[single] 5 [half] 16 [twin] 29
Center Mark
Sheath Construction
Sheath Mass
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[100m] 11.5lb, [35m] 4lb 2oz, [40m] 4lb 9.4oz, [50m] 5lb 11.7oz, [70m] 8lb 4oz, [80m] 9lb 2.7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 27 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 20 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

April 17, 2024

Quality Cord

Great handling soft cord. Ideal for projects when you need performance to be on your side.

Euan C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Awesome Climbing Rope

The rope is lightweight and easily packable. Great for shorter climbs. Although, not for its intended use, I used it for smaller drops while canyoneering and it did great.

Jacob H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 18, 2023

super nice

this was the first time i bought something off the website it was super easy and showed up surprisingly fast the rope seems really great as well im excited to get out and use it on some ice climbs this year

chris e.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2023

Excellent alpine rope

This rope exceeded expectations. The middle mark is extremely easy to recognize. The colour is even more vibrant in real life than the pictures. Rope management was a breeze, light weight while still being durable. Overall very pleased with the product.

Alana L.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 11, 2023

Great light weight rope!

Very light weight for a single rope. The 40m is perfect for simul climbing and alpine adventures.

Benjamin L.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 11, 2023

Lightest single rope

This is the lightest rope rated as a single, Incredible piece of equipment.

Everett H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 1, 2023

Amazing Gym Rope

I needed a gym rope since I’ve been doing double duty with my outdoor climbing rope, and 70m is just too much rope for a Texas gym. As always, the quality of the rope is amazing, and the color is VIBRANT. Absolutely in love with this gorgeous addition to my kit.

Devon F.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 22, 2023

Light, handles well but not that durable

This rope is ideal for long approaches and days at the crag. It feels nice in the hand and is smooth to feed out slack. However, it doesn’t seem to be super durable and shows signs of wear after only a few uses. I think this is to be expected with this thin rope. A slight compromise choosing lighter weight over longer lasting rope.

Robynne M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2023

Incredible Rope

Received my new BD rope very quickly. Certainly overpackaged for a rope but well protected. Opening it, you can see how this rope will pop at the crags lol. Extremely vibrant color which doesn't change its performance but adds to the experience. Lots of people were commenting on how they loved the color while watching me lead. As far as quality, this is my first time with a BD rope usually sticking to Sterling, and I must say I'm pumped to get more miles on this. I've done about 20+ climbs now leading from 5.9 to 5.12c and rapped off. This thing is LIGHT and packs small and glides nicely through your hands while clipping. It take some time belaying with a grigri to get used to the 8.9 size but I love this rope so far.

Will S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2023

Beautiful color and great quality!

Absolutely in love with the color of this rope. Great quality rope!

Emily R.

Originally reviewed on