Black Diamond Equipment
9.9 - 70m Climbing Rope
Built to withstand heavy-use, the Black Diamond 9.9 is a burly cord for year-round rock climbing. Whether you’re roping up in the desert or tying in at your favorite summer sport crag, the 9.9 can handle it. READ MORE
Built to withstand heavy-use, the Black Diamond 9.9 is a burly cord for year-round rock climbing. Whether you’re roping up in the desert or tying in at your favorite summer sport crag, the 9.9 can handle it. Learn More
DescriptionThe Black Diamond 9.9 is our go-to rope for year-round rock climbing. Boasting a thick diameter built for day in, day out use, the 9.9 is optimized for durability yet soft enough to deliver great handling. Sporting an easily identified middle marker, the BD 9.9 is ideal for climbers who prefer packing one burly rope for all rock projects.
- Regular Sheath: Utilizing a 2X2 weave construction, our standard sheath is built to withstand everyday use
- Durability and Handling Balance: Purpose-built to balance both durability and great handling, our ropes are not too stiff and not too soft, giving you a great feeling rope that knots easily, feeds through your belay device with ease, yet holds up to a barrage of use
Rope Type : Single
UIAA Factor Falls : 6
Weight Per Meter : 64 g (2.3 oz)
Static Elongation : 7.6%
Dynamic Elongation : 32%
Impact Force : 8.4 kN
Sheath : Standard
Sheath Slippage : 0
Half Mark : Yes
9.9 - 70m Climbing Rope is rated out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dakotagriz from good rope for the diameter and length rope handles very well with belay devices. has good sheath durability over rock edges
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by gbaby1 from Cheap Price & Quality This is a great and affordable option as a first rope but do not expect it to last a lifetime. The sheath wears easily but have had no core issues. Great for one season of moderate use but will have to chop both ends before continuing to use it. If you want something more durable, you'll have to pay the extra $$. Haven't tried any of the other BD ropes but I have high hopes as the company continues with their development.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by damien from Impressed Still early on to give a complete review, but so far, with several cragging days and a multipitch day - definitely enjoying this rope. Great hand, feels durable, soft catches, and feels light for the diameter. First time I've branched out from another rope manufacture in a long while, but so far, no regrets!
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by ndchu from Surprisingly not durable, but nice soft feel After only a couple month of use, there are a number of places on the sheath that have worn and a couple places of pretty squishy core. This rope has certainly seen some abuse, but not much more than many other ropes I've had or seen that responded better. This rope has a nice feel and soft catch. But it's less of a workhorse/awkward TR thrasher than I had hoped.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whiskey orange Tango from Great rope First 70m rope I bought and I love it! The 9.9 is very durable great for all types of climbing, soft to the touch. Plus can't go wrong with the color!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by scooter from Retired after 2 months of moderate use I have now had 3 Black Diamond ropes and so far I have been happy with the other ones. I have had a 9.2 80m, 9.4 70m, and this rope, 9.9 70m. All the other ropes have held up well. However, this rope was trashed after 2 months of moderate use. It is somewhat confusing for me considering that it is the thickest BD rope I have had by quite a large margin. I used this rope for moderate trad climbing and some sport climbing. It saw some falls but none were big and the rope was never running against sharp edges or anything during use. After two months of climbing on it, the rope had small core shots in two places and multiple places will significant sheath damage. Apparently BD's thinner ropes have better durability than their "workhouse" 9.9mm.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobyC from Great Workhorse This is my first rope and it works wonderfully. It is supple and easy to tie knots in and goes easily through the belay device. Weather it is a short single pitch or a fairly intense multi pitch it will get the job done.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by CathRen from Really like the way this rope handles. We bought this a month ago and have used it on 2 winter rock climbing trips.
Date published: 2018-02-13