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8.5 Dry Climbing Rope

Item# BD323015GREN0601
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The Black Diamond 8.5 is a versatile twin or half rope designed to handle winter mountaineering excursions or summer alpine rock. A dry treated core and sheath combined with a burly 2X2 weave sheath makes the 8.5 durable and reliable for high mountain adventures.


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Built for versatility, the Black Diamond 8.5 scales both rock and ice. Designed to be used as half ropes or in a twin configuration, the 8.5 features a dry treated core and sheath to repel moisture from the inside out. The sheath’s 2X2 weave construction increases the 8.5’s lifespan, while the middle marker is easily identifiable for rappels. 

  • Dry Performance—With a core and sheath that are dry treated, our dry treated ropes are protected against weather from the inside out
  • 2X2 Woven 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
  • Half/twin ropes must be used in pairs.  Do not use as a single rope

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Rope Type :   Half/Twin
UIAA Factor Falls :   10 [Half] 17 [Twin]
Weight Per Meter :   46 g (1.62 oz)
Static Elongation :   7% [Half and Twin]
Dynamic Elongation :   35% [Half] 33% [Twin]
Impact Force :   5 kN [Half] 7.7 [Twin]
Sheath :   Dry 2X2 Woven Sheath
Sheath Slippage :   0.1%
Half Mark :   Yes

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