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Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope - 9.2mm

$129.95 - $299.95

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    12 Reviews


    An ultralight, multi-standard climbing rope to get you up anything.

    Petzl got its Volta Dry Climbing Rope certified for use as a single, twin, or half rope so you can climb crags, ice, big walls, or mixed alpine routes with the same rope. The Volta sports a skinny 9.2-millimeter diameter and an ultralight weight (55 grams per meter) to keep elite climbers content. Petzl treated this rope with a Duratec dry treatment to resist water, dirt, and abrasion, and the treatment also provides better rope grip and handling in cold, wet conditions. This rope also has an UltraSonic finish to bond the core and sheathe together in order to eliminate frayed ends and enhance the Volta's overall durability. Its middle mark will help you find the center of the rope for quicker descents, and the ClimbReady coil lets you uncoil this rope out of its bag without big tangles. 

    • Duratec dry treatment
    • UltraSonic finish
    • Middle mark
    • 55 grams per meter
    • 9.2-millimeter diameter
    • ClimbReady Coil
    • Available in 50, 60, 70, 80, or 100-meter lengths
    • Item #PTZ000E

    Tech Specs

    single, half, twin
    Dry Treatment
    Static Elongation
    [single] 7.5%, [double] 7.5%, [twin] 6%
    Dynamic Elongation
    [single] 33%, [double] 30%, [twin] 26%
    Impact Force
    [single] 8.6kN, [half] 6.8kN, [twin] 10.5kN
    UIAA Falls
    [single] 6, [double] >20, [twin] >30
    Center Mark
    Sheath Mass
    Claimed Weight
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Great ropes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    but don't buy them for projecting sport routes or you're gonna be disappointed. They're plenty durable, but they won't withstand wear or last as long compared to your 9.8 that's 3+ pounds heavier.

    Not My Favorite

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Not to be the only naysayer for this rope, but to be the only naysayer for this rope, it wasn't what I needed or expected.

    To start, here's what I did like about it:

    1. Handling - It was very smooth right out of the packaging, with very little pig-tailing, and a nice easy belay.

    2. Weight - This rope is super light! Feels great to carry around and you barely feel it when climbing, even on really long pitches.

    3. Middle Marker - Clearly marked and easy to identify, even as the rope gets dirtier.

    Here's where the pros end though. My main issues with the rope is that in terms of durability, it is unbelievably poor. I took this rope, brand new, on a two-week sport climbing trip and after 5 days of climbing, I actually needed to cut the ends off because they were in such bad shape. Now, I know, this is not a beefy sport climbing rope meant for tons of falls or lots of work, but at the same time, I have several other 9.2 lines that have held up much better to minimal use. Further, there were only about 5 falls taken on this rope and the falls that were taken were minimal impact falls (lots of protection between the belayer and climber). While I am familiar with thin ropes being less durable, I was disappointed by the fact that this only held up to 5 days of climbing.

    After cutting the ends and continuing to climb, the rope held up to another 6 or 7 days of climbing and barely made it through the end of the trip without needing to be chopped again.

    I don't mean to openly just hate on this rope, but it is the first line I have ever owned and felt truly disappointed by. After using lines from Mammut, Sterling, BlueWater, Beal, Edelweiss, and Edelrid in the past, I would gladly pick any of those brands over Petzl for a new rope. Petzl makes great products for almost anything in climbing, but ropes do not seem to be their forte. If you want a thin line I suggest Sterling's Evolution Aero or Beal's Joker. They're cheaper and will last you more than a week.

    Great rope

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

    Amazing feel in the hands and gloves. Easy to use right out of the shipping box. Dry treatment was excellent, spent long hours in wet snow training for crevass rescue and remained dry the entire time. Doesn't feel as heavy as other ropes I have worked with that are similar length and diameter.

    Slinky and Orange!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this rope! Bought the 30-m for the gym and it is lightweight, slinky, and feels really good—I bought a second one for when my first wears out because it's that good.If you're looking for a good gym rope, this is it (just make sure you get one long enough, my local gym is short).

    Very good rope

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This rope feels very good, does not burn your hands when it rubs against your skin (e.g. when clipping high with a lot of rope drag) and is very light.

    Its supple nature makes it surprisingly prone to get tangled up spontaneously though, which can be annoying sometimes. Seriously, flake it *often*.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great feel and durability. Packs up nicely and the lighter weight make this my favorite rope. Used it for a week in Tuolumne meadows and its still like new.

    My favorite rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been climbing on the Volta 9.2 80m for the past year and have not had to cut the ends yet (despite taking many falls sport and trad climbing). It handles extremely well (no kinks) and does not get fuzzy over time like many of my other ropes have in the past. It's incredibly durable, light, and supple- it handles perfectly with the GriGri. It can feel slick initially (the first few climbs) but I've never had any problems with this diameter.

    Best Rope on the Market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Petzl ropes are the best ropes available today. And, the Volta is perhaps my favorite. This cord is virtually weightless . . . using one feels like cheating, almost. This is my cord of choice for ice climbing, giant sport-mixed link-ups, rock climbing redpoints, and alpine climbing. I have beaten on Volta cords of all lengths, 60 meters, 70 meters, 80 meters, 100 meters in all types of climbing, from M10 Traditional Mixed, M14 Sport Mixed and demanding Alpine first ascents, and they hold up and perform better than any other rope I have ever used - and I've used them all: Sterling heavy cables, Mammut delicates, Beal rubber bands (so scary), BlueWater rubber bands (also scary), etc. Nothing else even comes close. If I had to choose one cord, it might be this one . . . or the Arial . . . or the Contact. Thankfully, one can have one of each. I think it's a good idea for the belayer, especially one who is belaying a heavy partner, to put two Petzl Attache locking carabiners on the belay loop and through the rope when belaying with a Petzl Reverso to increase drag on the catch . . . the same applies to rappelling. These sleek ropes are simply unbelievably good.

    Best Rope on the Market

    She's got it all

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This rope is a dream to use and the best rope i've come across as of yet. It's thin and super light! It's not too thin to the point where it's difficult to repel with or belay, but just thin enough so that it goes through the ATC and grigri with minimal friction. The rope feels great in your hands and it's also really light in handling and overall weight. I've taken a few falls with this rope and it stretches well. I would highly recommend this product.

    Right at Home on the Glacier

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Just got back from summiting Rainier with the puppy and I have only good things to say. Its as thin as you can go while still safely using a single rope, which is ideal for glacier travel where a crevasse fall is a possibility, but a lot of technical ice climbing is not on the menu.

    The water treatment is bomb proof, and two storms + a day of dragging over wet snow did not even begin to faze our little lifeline.

    For really bottoming out on weight, this rope is clutch. Remove it from bag and the supple ripples will rip your heart right out. Plus, none of those pesky mountaineering coils to deal with when you're flaking for the first time.

    Edit April 2015: Have now used this for vertical ice as well. Still only great things to say. Climb on my friends.

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