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Mammut Performance Static Canyoneering Rope - 9mm

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    Low-weight fixed line.

    Triple-digit meters of rope is a lot to pack down a canyon or up a Himalayan peak, so it's a good thing the Mammut Performance Static Canyoneering Rope comes in a 9mm thickness option at only 51 g/m.
    • High abrasion resistance provides security when rappeling over sharp rock
    • All Mammut ropes utilize high quality Polyamide 6 nylon filament yarns for durability and longevity
    • Mammut ropes are created in a climate-neutral manufacturing process
    • Note: Not for climbing belaying
    • Item #MAM0469

    Tech Specs

    9 mm
    Dry Treatment
    Center Mark
    Claimed Weight
    51 g/m
    Recommended Use
    rescue, guiding, caving, expedition
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Stretchy - Bouncy - Not Static

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Plus: Feels good in the hand, sheds water.

    Con: This rope is very bouncy for static rope. It is really not static. Most canyoneers will not enjoy the ride on this line. I've got a spool of this rope (320ft/220ft/100ft). The longer rope length = more stretch and bounce. My canyon partners are like


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Agree 100% with @bootboy.

    Do you know why you can't find an elongation % for this rope anywhere, even on Mammut's site? Because it's faux-static. We were getting 2' of bounce on a 100' rap. Trust static should be 3-6"

    It holds way, way too much water.

    And it's oiled finish turns black after only a handful of 300' raps; it's not that great.


    I have an old Mammut catalog that shows 9mm Performance static having 4.1% elongation under 150kg, 2' of stretch on 100' of rope is pretty normal for body weight on a nylon static. I believe all nylon static ropes have 3-4% stretch, if you need less stretch you need to use a polyester or other no-stretch material.


      While this rope from Mammut is a first rate product, it is irresponsible of backcountry to market it as a canyoneering rope.

      It's 100% nylon, so it isnt static, it will absorb nearly its own weight in water, it will lose nearly half of its strength after its been wet for a while, it will dry slowly, and it will damage canyons due to sawing over edges.

      BUY A REAL CANYON ROPE FOR CANYONEERING. Hacks rap on nylon ropes.

      Gets the job done!

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

      I bought this rope for the first 300 foot rap into Englestead. The rope is lightweight (when dry), it has a nice soft hand feel and after a few canyons seems to be holding up. Even when its wet rappelling on it is smooth and easy. The only down side I noticed is it gets HEAVY when its wet. If you plan on doing dryer canyons and need a long cheap rope this one will do the job!

      Gets the job done!

      Excellent and lightweight

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This rope is great. I bought the 100m when it was on sale, and wish I would have bought the 200m instead. At 9mm, it's lightweight enough to carry easily and yet very sturdy for your rappels. I use it doubled up with the Mammut Bionic 8 Belay device and also the Black Diamond ATC Guide. Both slide through this rope effortlessly. The orange color is great and easy to see. Using the figure 8, this rope doesn't seem to twist as I thought it might. For the price, I don't think you can beat this rope, and with a name like Mammut, you know it's going to be good quality.

      Great bang for your buck

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

      For the money and the weight you'll be spending on this rope, it doesn't get much better. It does run a little fast through an ATC guide if you're a heavier person, but that's one of the drawbacks of such a lightweight rope. Like Bill said below, there's not really a problem using this rope in wet conditions as long as there's no worry about it freezing.

      If you're looking to protect it when it's not in use, the 100m DOES fit in the Metolius RopeMaster HC bag, even though that was designed for 70m ropes.

      Great bang for your buck

      Depends on what you're going to be using it for. I use mine for mostly long, dry rappels and the occasional wet rappel in warm weather. If you're going to be doing a lot of wet rappels and don't need the length, go with the Edelweiss. I went with this one because the extra 40m of rope opens a lot more canyons for not a lot more money.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is a nice rope FOR DRY USE. Do not let the photos in other reviews convince you to buy this rope for wet situations, the rappels are not smooth when wet (also heavier), but this was to be expected as the rope is not dry-treated, if you plan to use this in water situations, I recommend a dry-treated rope. I got an additional 20 feet of rope on the spool which was a nice surprise. Overall its a good rope at a nice price.

      Mammut 9mm

      The Best Rope I've used super durable.

      Mammut 9mm

      I purchased a 100 meter spool of this rope specifically for canyoneering. It has be an ok rope. I have used it through several long canyons (some with as many as 25 rappels) and it has held up quite well. I am still using it to this day. My next rope will likely be an Imlay....

      Does this rope float in water? Looking to use it for canyoneering wet canyons

      I must correct Eric.

      Nylon and Polyester both have specific gravities of around 1.3. Meaning they will both sink like stones. One will not "float better" than the other.

      the only materials used to make ropes that sort of float are polypropylene and UHMPE (spectra or dyneema). the both have specific gravities of about .98.

      The polyamide chains in nylon are hydrophilic molecules so nylon ropes absorb much more water than polyester ropes.

      Polyester ropes are made of a polymer called Polyethylene terephthalate (same stuff as soda bottles), a hydrophobic material. 100% polyester ropes are extremely static often achieving elongation ratings near 1% at 300 lbs/f.

      Nylon has no place in a canyon for the following reasons.

      1.Extremely heavy when wet

      2. Super stretchy. bouncy ropes wear out faster and damage canyons as they saw over edges

      3. Can lose nearly half of its strength when wet.

      Polyester is the better material for these reasons:

      1. Extremely static

      2. Absorbs much less water, dries faster

      3. Usually cheaper.

      Despite what anyone tells you, there is no such thing as a canyoneering rope that floats. even ropes with UHMPE or PP cores don't float because of the heavier sheath materials. They may float at first when dry, but once the rope is saturated they all sink.

      I've rappelled a total of several vertical miles on every canyoneering available. NONE will functionally float. It's really not an important feature of a rope anyway. If you use a rope bag to carry it in and manage your ropes well, sinking wont be an issue.

      A great value POLYESTER static rope is the Sterling HTP. Well under $1/ft and much better suited to canyons.

      Forget nylon when it comes to canyons. It has no application there

      This rope seemed to work well for for Luke...

      This rope seemed to work well for for Luke Molas in very wet conditions. I will not be rappelling in waterfalls but I do encounter a lot of rain in Oregon. This rope comes in the length I need, 300ft, and at a good price. Is this rope a good choice for me or am I better off waiting for the Edelweiss Everdry in 300ft?

      Best Answer

      As long as you are not going to use it in the winter. The real problem with ropes that are not dry treated is they can freeze very easily. If you plan to only use in warmer conditions this will be fine. It wont dry as quickly but, the rope will still work fine when wet.