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Mammut Transformer Protect Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

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    A do-it-all dry rope.

    If you're looking for one rope to handle all your sport, trade, and top-roping needs, check out Mammut's Transformer Protect Climbing Rope. At 9.8mm, it's light enough to handle your project but tough enough for top-roping, and it has a middle mark so you can always know how much rope you have to work with. Mammut made the Transformer using transfer yarn, which is high-quality yarns leftover from the construction of other ropes, so it's more sustainable than most cords and has a pattern that changes every meter. It also features Mammut's Protect Coated Sheath treatment for added abrasion-resistance and a longer lifespan under heavier use.

    • Transfer yarn design
    • Every meter has a different pattern
    • Protect Coated Sheath treatment
    • Holds 1-2 more UIAA test falls compared to untreated ropes
    • 40% more abrasion resistance compared to untreated ropes
    • Middle mark
    • Item #MAM00DQ

    Tech Specs

    Type
    single
    Diameter
    9.8 mm
    Static Elongation
    6.8%
    Dynamic Elongation
    29%
    Impact Force
    9 kN
    UIAA Falls
    7-8
    Center Mark
    yes
    Sheath Mass
    38%
    Claimed Weight
    65 g/m
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, trad climbing, mixed climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Dece

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Got this rope I think 3 years ago, and as someone else commented it hasn't let me die rappelling or taking falls, so that's good. And it seems quite durable, I'm not even near worried about needing a new rope for that reason.

    The bad:
    - The colours used for mine make a sort of brown-ish colour, so after a few uses the middle mark is hard to see and then eventually impossible (why do non-bicolour ropes even still exist??)
    - like a lot of people seem to say about this rope, it's stiff. Doesn't feel great belaying or clipping. I can't remember exactly how it felt when it was new, I think I was just excited to have a new rope. But over time at least it has gotten pretty stiff.
    - Seems to get dirty pretty quickly. I cleaned it recently and after a few climbs it seemed to be as dirty as it was before I cleaned it.

    My next rope is gonna be bright coloured, bicolour, and hopefully a little more smooth in the hand.

    Prevents death, but not ideal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have the "superdry" version of this rope. On the plus side, this rope has caught multiple falls and I haven't died. So it functions adequately as a climbing rope. Now for the minus side... When I first got this rope, it was nice and supple like I'd want a rope to be. The first time I weighted it, though, it felt like it turned into a stiff cord and didn't go back once untied. It's mellowed a little since then, but still on the stiff side of what a good rope should be. Probably the biggest issue, though, is that it gets dirty... I mean really dirty, really quickly. It's not dirt from the ground, but black aluminum powder taken from my gear. I washed it with Beal rope cleaner, and within two days of climbing, it was black as night again. This wouldn't be that big of a problem, except that it leaves hands and clothes stained black after handling. I have another Mammut rope (infinity classic) that doesn't do this, so it's not just something weird about my gear or rope handling. Maybe it's that Protect sheath treatment or I just got a lemon.

    My consensus: It's sufficient as a climbing rope, but kind of a pain due to stiffness and black crap accumulation. I decided to get a different rope to replace this one even though it hasn't worn out.

    Strong and sturdy

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    We bought this as a gift for my brother in law and this is what he says about it "I've used this rope many times to climb outside and it’s awesome. It is strong, sturdy, but flexible enough to endure the assault of full-day climbs.

    Optimal, Prime, AND Green

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    "Happy Birthday to me in twenty thirteen." 70 meters of pitch crushing, 9.8mm magic was the gift of the year in 2013. This bad boy has all the features that I count on in a rope and also appeals to my environmentally conscious sensibilities. The cherry on top of the "green" sundae that is the Transformer is that since the rope is woven using the usually discarded transfer yarns is that no two ropes' weave designs are the same. Each rope is one-of-a-kind and gorgeous.

    Optimal, Prime, AND Green

    Liberty Bell Traverse

    Overlooking Hwy 20 past Washington Pass from the South Early Winters Spire

    Liberty Bell Traverse

    Is this rope dry-treated?

    The title of the description suggests that it is but this is not reiterated anywhere else

    Hey Calvin,



    This rope has a durability treatment applied to the sheath of the rope. This will increase the abrasion resistance of the rope and increase durability. While the coating does have water-repellent properties, that is not the purpose of the rope. It's still not qualified as a dry rope and I wouldn't treat it as such.



    Shoot me an e-mail or give me a call with any questions or to place an order.



    Ben



    801-746-7564

    brabinowitz@backcountry.com

    Is this rope dry treated?

    Hey!



    This rope has a durability treatment applied to the sheath of the rope. This will increase the abrasion resistance of the rope and increase durability. While the coating does have water-repellent properties, that is not the purpose of the rope. It's still not qualified as a dry rope and I wouldn't treat it as such.



    Shoot me an e-mail or give me a call with any questions or to place an order.



    Ben



    801-746-7564

    brabinowitz@backcountry.com