Jaycewrote a review of Black Diamond 9.4 Dry Climbing Rope on December 10, 2018
Familiarity: 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!