Athlete: Eric Bissell
Location: Merriam Peak, Sierra Nevada, CA
Photographer: Ben Ditto
Black Diamond Equipment
INTRODUCING
CLIMBING ROPES
SHOP ROPES
INTRODUCING
CLIMBING ROPES
SHOP ROPES

The Philosophy Behind Black Diamond Ropes

For decades, we have strived to provide the gear you need for any climbing objective, and one of the most important tools is the cord that ties you and your partner together. That’s why we are introducing Black Diamond ropes. Because now you can tie in with the same feeling of trust you get when you strap on a BD harness, rack a set of Camalots or air it out above a Mondo Crash Pad.

SIMPLICITY
Our goal is to provide a clean and simple line of ropes that can take you from the gym all the way into the alpine. “You could get up almost any route in the world with this line of ropes,” explains Black Diamond’s Climbing Category Director, Kolin Powick. With a tight selection of diameters and treatments that each align with a specific climbing use, we’ve covered the full spectrum, offering every climber the right rope for any mission. We’ve also opted to name our ropes with the same convention that climbers talk about their cords—by diameter. No more navigating through a sea of arbitrary names to find the right rope. Need a svelte 9.2 for your sport project? Try the Black Diamond 9.2. Looking for a pair of 7.8 alpine cords for your Alaska trip? Check out the Black Diamond 7.8’s. Yes, it’s that simple.

You could get up almost any route in the world with this line of ropes.

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Technology
Aiming to strike the perfect balance between weight, durability and handling, Black Diamond ropes feature a unique combination of weave and sheath that’s merged to create a cord that’s supple yet not too soft. This construction enhances the ropes’ ability to knot and feed through your belay device easily, without sacrificing longevity.

The perfect balance between weight, durability and handling.

 

 

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8.9 Dry Climbing Rope

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The Black Diamond 8.9 is an ultralight single rope purpose-built for your redpoint burns. With its sleek diameter and dry treated core and sheath, this cord is built for high performance, whether you’re tying in for a burn on your project or roping up under a frozen pillar.  100m version of the 8.9 rope is an online Exclusive

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Item# BD323017ULPK0351
Regular Price $108.95 Sale Price $87.16

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9.9 Climbing Rope

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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
Item# BD323040DUBL0351
Regular Price $99.95 Sale Price $79.96

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THE 2020 SHIPPING SEASON IS SET TO BREAK RECORDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FILL AND SHIP YOUR ORDER ON TIME. EXPEDITED SERVICES, 2 DAY AIR AND NEXT DAY AIR MAY REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL DAY. ECONOMY/FREE SHIPPING AND USPS MAY TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
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9.4 Dry Climbing Rope

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By balancing lightweight performance with durability, the Black Diamond 9.4 Dry is the ideal rope for rock and ice missions that demand high performance day after day.

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Item# BD323022ENGR0401
Regular Price $117.95 Sale Price $94.36

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Save up to 25% on select climbing gear, Performance Footwear, gaiters, backpacks, tents, trekking poles and lighting when product is added to cart through November 30th. Details
Cannot be combined with other promotions, exclusions apply.
THE 2020 SHIPPING SEASON IS SET TO BREAK RECORDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FILL AND SHIP YOUR ORDER ON TIME. EXPEDITED SERVICES, 2 DAY AIR AND NEXT DAY AIR MAY REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL DAY. ECONOMY/FREE SHIPPING AND USPS MAY TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
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FullDry Performance
With a core and sheath that are dry treated, our FullDry ropes are protected against weather from the inside out.

Regular Sheath
Utilizing a 2X2 weave construction, our standard sheath is built to withstand everyday use.

Endurance Sheath
With more material and a unique 1x1 weave construction, our Endurance sheath is abrasion-resistant and lengthens the lifespan of your rope.

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.

Words: Chris Parker
Photography: Ben Ditto and Tommy Chandler

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