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Black Diamond 9.4 Dry Climbing Rope

$234.95 - $264.95

9.4 Dry Climbing Rope

The 9.4 Dry Climbing Rope is Black Diamond's skinniest line designed for demanding sport and traditional rock climbs. Its skinny diameter maintains a light weight and a supple feel ideal for long multi-pitches, wandering routes, and difficult approaches. It's easier to pack and lighter on your back, compared to other climbing ropes in Black Diamond's sport and trad series. This rope is also one of the skinniest ropes still featuring Black Diamond's 2x2 woven sheath which enhances durability without disrupting the fluid feel that reduces rope drag. Black Diamond treated both the core and sheath to eliminate water absorption according to UIAA's standards.
  • Demanding redpoint projects require a light and burly climbing rope
  • 9.4mm diameter has a supple, fluid feel ideal for advanced belayers
  • 2x2 woven sheath enhances durability without disrupting fluidity
  • Dry treated core and sheath practically eliminate water absorption
  • Item #BLD00R3

Dry Treatment
Dry Performance
Static Elongation
Dynamic Elongation
Impact Force
UIAA Falls
Center Mark
Sheath Construction
2X2 Woven
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[35m] 4lb 7.6oz, [40m] 5lb 1.8oz, [60m] 7lb 10.8oz, [70m] 8lb 15.2oz
Recommended Use
ice climbing, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 1


I've used it several times

Was really excited about this rope initially. Super light, great color. I remember reading some reviews questioning the durability, but I always take care of my ropes, and have others 4+ years still in good condition, so this one can't be that bad... However, after less than 10 trips outdoors the sheath is frayed and there is a core shot. Middle marker is still there, but fades pretty easily. Love BD for gear, but sticking with Sterling for ropes...

>Rating: 2

Maybe BD should stick to hardware

I've put it through the wringer

I've been gym climbing on this rope for about 4 months now and the sheath is completely ragged and frayed about 5 feet from both ends. It's a huge bummer considering the price point on this rope, but I've got now choice but to trash it after a few months. I bought it at REI, but I wanted to get the word out about this lemon, especially after seeing the other 2 star review.

>Rating: 2

Seemingly rad, but not that rad...

I've used it several times

I was very stoked about this rope right out of the box. It seemed like it would be light and durable. I am about the long trad multi pitches so it was seemingly rad. I've used it about a dozen times now and my main concern is its durability. The shieth has become frayed in several places and I've already identified a core shot about two feet from the end of the rope. This means that the rope was damaged at the knot, which is scarier to me than damage from whipping over a sharp edge. Core shots at sharp edges make SENSE to me, but core shots in the knot are just a sign that the rope itself is weak. Additionally, I know three other climbers who have this rope and they have all reported the shieth breaking down quickly. On a less important note, the middle marker was completely nonexistent after a half-day of climbing. All in all, I can't say that I would recommend this rope, and I got it with pro deals for $120!


Im sorry but im American. And 58 g/m I could not find on the internet tfor how heavy that is. How heavy is the rope in pounds?

Hey Larkin! It weighs about 8.9 lbs! Strangely enough, climbing ropes (across all brands) can be a 0.2mm off from what the diameter they are marked so the g/m rating is more consistent in terms of figuring out the rope's weight and size. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions or concerns!