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Black Diamond
9.6mm Dry Bi-Pattern Rope

4.785714285714286 out of 5 stars
28 Reviews
Current price: $262.46 Original price: $349.95
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Why We Like The Black Diamond 9.6mm Dry Bi-Pattern Rope

The 9.6 Dry Bi-Pattern Rope isn't too stiff or too soft: It's just right, giving us rugged performance and a great feel whether we're desert cragging or sending mixed routes. We easily identify mid-point on rappel with the bi-pattern weave and no longer run from encroaching rain clouds with the rope weather protected from the inside out.


  • Versatile dry rope for the varying routes of the all-round climber
  • 9.6mm diameter perfectly balances durability and ease of handling
  • Single rope for top rope, sport, and mixed routes
  • Dry treated core and sheath meet UIAA water-repellent standard
  • Bi-pattern for safe, easily visible, and permanent mid-point marking
  • Item #BLDZ9F5
Dry Treatment
UIAA Dry (core and sheath dry treated)
Static Elongation
Dynamic Elongation
Impact Force
UIAA Falls
Center Mark
Sheath Construction
2x2 weave
Sheath Mass
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[60m] 8lb 11oz, [70m] 9lb 6.6oz, [80m] 10.8lb
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 28 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
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5 Stars - 24 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2024

Destroyed surprisingly fast

After 10 or so effective days in Indian creek (climbing a lot but falling very little), the rope has a core shot, a second one is developing and it looks very worn overall. I've never had a rope wearing so fast in my 15 years of rock climbing...

Mati k.

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5 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2024

Greatest Rope Ever

I’ve been through three ropes as a climber, this is by far the best one I’ve ever had. The diameter is ideal for long routes as it’s easy to handle, lightweight, and the bi-pattern adds that extra sense of security to know where you are on the rope. I’ve never had any issues with my Black Diamond ropes getting worn unevenly or not lasting.

Theodore B.

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4 out of 5 stars

March 16, 2024

Great rope! will definitely last

Great rope! will definitely last through some more demanding adventures in the mountains

Daniel K.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

Great Bi-Pattern rope

I will never again by a rope without this. The pattern makes rope management way easier. Also dry rope durability is solid.

Stephen R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

My new climb partner

I really liked the rope weave. Despite not being the thinnest, 9.6 mm, it runs well on the Grigri. This is my third string of BD, I recommend it!

Fernando W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2023

Only has this rope out

Only has this rope out once so far but it feels nice in your hands and moves smoothly through the belay device. It is a full 70m (not all ropes are) and the bi-pattern makes it easy to find the middle. Couldn’t ask for more after a day’s use.

Christopher S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2023

fantastic rope!!

looove this rope. the bi-pattern is super convenient, the rope is just stretchy enough for falls, and durable. Probably won’t need the full 80m for local crags, but that’s still good news in terms of longevity!

Lucia R.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 2, 2023

Great rope

I love this rope. It feels like it is made out high quality materials and feels great for sport climbing.

Linda K.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 1, 2023

Great rope.

I’m a fan of the bi-pattern and I’m happy with the 9.6 diameter. Also happy to finally own an 80m rope.

Steven W.

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4 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2023

Good rope but stiff

My favorite aspect of this rope is the bicolor pattern. It's an awesome and easy way to make sure that you know where you are in the rope vice looking for your faded middle mark. I'm not sure why the BD dry ropes are so stiff, but this is the second one we've gotten and they definitely do not break in overtime. It has been several years since we last needed to buy a dry rope, and I would have thought that their dry rope treatment would have improved. So if you're really sensitive to the stiffness of your rope, I would not recommend this rope. On the plus side it does make clipping a little easier. It is a great rope outside of that and still has good handling.

Leonie C.

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