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Versatile rope that handles any route you throw it on.

You might work on your project at the sport crag one day and hit up that multipitch you've been eying the next. Either way, the Blue Water Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope is for you. It's strong and durable enough to withstand multiple falls on your project, and yet it remains very lightweight to keep you comfortable and mobile on the big walls. It's also very supple for excellent handling whether you're belaying your buddy or clipping through the crux. And Blue Water added a Double Dry treatment to prevent the rope from absorbing water after a rainy day. 

  • Double Dry treatment
  • 7.8 kN impact force
  • 8 UIAA falls
  • 9.7 mm diameter
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Favorite rope ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not sure I'll ever buy a different rope when looking for a 9.6-9.8mm rope. The dry treatment wears off fairly quickly but I remember it being nice when it was still there - it did attract lots of dirt but oh well. The rope felt broken in immediately. Retains just enough stiffness to undo knots yet such a soft catch. I never find it to be kinked up. Love the bi-pattern when doing many, continuous rappels. So many good things to say!

Unanswered Question

Can I get a discount on this rope if I'm a AACP member?

Awesome rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First rope I've ever bought and I think its great. The bicolor is wonderful for when I'm rappelling and the rope doesn't seem too heavy during multipitch climbs. One comment I'd like to add and I think this has more to do with my innexperience in ropes but I found it odd how when I was first using it how much it would slip through my grigri. Apparently this is an appealing feature for most climbers.... its a smooth rope for sure. I'll probably purchase this rope again once I retire my current one.

Superior Sport Climbing Rope

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

This rope is of the highest quality. My local gym is sponsored by BlueWater and I have to say. This rope is phenomenal, feels great in the hands, and gets the job done for lead climbing.

No better rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For me it strikes the balance between Sterling handling and Mammut durability. Very very good rope. Its light, handles well and is very durable. Ive used it for sport and multipitch trad and it works fantastically for both of those. One rope to do it all

I agree with you Brendan, the one rope quiver killer. Blue Water is the best.

Awesome Rope!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great rope. Not to fat not to skinny. The first couple routes with it were rough due to a heavy wax coat of double dry treatment but after one weekend worth of climbs its proven to be a great rope. Its a super durable rope , easy to handle whether im climbing trad or sport. IT doesnt stretch to far on falls which i like. Compared to the rubber band like stretch of the Petzl Volta it feels super solid. I loved the Volta ive trashed it through hundreds of routes and horseshoe hell. BUT the lightning pro is slowly making its way to my #1 go to rope!

Awesome Rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great rope. Does the job and looks good. Would recommend.

Flashy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll be honest, I first decided on the Lightning Pro because it comes in hot pink. Color aside though, it's a great rope! It handles well, hasn't shown too much wear so far (better than my latest Mammut rope), and the dry coating is a nice addition.
FYI, Bluewater's non bi-pattern ropes do not have middle marks. I put one on my Lightning Pro with a Sharpie "Rub-a-Dub" laundry marker (from Amazon), per Bluewater's recommendation.

Stop looking for a new dynamic rope here

    Like all the comments below, I have yet to find a flaw in this rope. I did quite a bit of research for a rope I could use for alpine climbing and sport climbing alike. Couple things I was looking for - weight, dynamic stretch, and no knotting/twisting. Not only is this light, it provides a great dynamic stretch (but not too much) in order to cushion the fall. The rope, on the first use, never twisted or knotted. It did not require a break in period. Very easy to coil and slides through the belay device very smoothly. I get comments every time I take it out.

    Great review Cody. Hopefully you continue to find lots of time to use your Blue Water Lightning rope this summer!

    Great Rope!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love it

    Great rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used two seasons now. Fantastic thread. Would buy it again.

    Never lose sight of this one

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I love this rope! The bi-pattern is one of the best features, making
    it easy to know the midway point of the rope. It is light and sturdy
    and moves well through both an ATC and Grigri belay.

    Light and fast

      I just got my second Blue Water Lightning Pro 9.7mm rope. I currently have the 70 meter bi-color version. I'm a big fan.

      The rope is light and handles well. It makes lead belaying and knot tying a breeze. Note that there is not as much in the belay device as with a fatter rope, so you'll have to control your speed more carefully when rappelling.

      Lightweight and great

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've owned this rope since 2011 (retiring after this season) and honestly, this rope in itself is amazing. It's super lightweight and the dry treatment really does shed the water well. Everyone who climbs on it remembers the green color, how easily it clips and its light feeling. I gave it four stars because for some damn reason even when it looks clean this is the dirtiest rope I've ever owned. Overall, very pleased with this rope.. Buy it....

      All around crusher!

      All around excellence!

      All around crusher!

      Great in the alpine too!

      Here's another photo of the Lightning Pro, this time in Lone Peak. I've climbed with this rope everyday for the past two months I've had it, and I love it for every occasion. It's still perfect for sport climbing on nearby crags or faraway climbs like Ferguson's Fuego. But, I just found out that it's an excellent choice for Lone Peak too. We took it because it was the lightest choice among the four ropes our group had. We really appreciated it when rain started drizzling down our descent. We ran back into our tent, and the rope was dry for next morning's ascent. Thanks Blue Water and your excellent Double Dry treatment.

      Great in the alpine too!

      Lightning on Fuego!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Although I've only climbed with it for a week, I am psyched on Blue Water's Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope. I've never enjoyed a rope right out of the box this much. It feels more fluid than my recently retired rope, after a few seasons of flailed attempts and whippers up the wazoo.



      So far, I've climbed with this rope on multipitches like Arm and Hammer, or shorter pitches like this photo of me on Ferguson's Fuego. It's superlight and super compact in backpacks, so feel free to stow a few more sending sodas from now on.



      The rope's stretch seems to offer the perfect balance between giving a soft catch on lead, and not stretching down past the crux you just climbed. You can feel the Double Dry treatment when you're belaying, and it has definitely been useful this past wet season.



      And the color! You can see this thing from space. At least, my buddies could see it when they were looking for me from the road.

      Lightning on Fuego!

      Epic photos Derek!

      Great rope

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had this rope for a little over a year and I've been really happy with the choice. Good stretch and pretty soft catch. I really like the lighter weight, especially on longer pitches. Clips great and has a pretty smooth sheath which helps cut out rope drag.



      The rope has stayed very soft throughout its use and hasn't had any issues with tangling up, even after thoroughly mediocre packing jobs. The color really makes it pop out, especially in low light conditions. I've only had minimal fraying in the sheath and I've been very happy with how it has held up so far.



      The bi-color pattern is really nice to have, but I wish they had made the patterns a bit more different. It's plenty obvious once you're past the middle mark, but finding the exact middle point would be easier if the patterns were more different (especially when you're in a hurry).



      Overall, I'm very happy with this rope and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

      Great rope

      Soft and Durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My second time ordering this same rope. My last one was 4 years old and had to retire it and ordered another one last week. Soft and durable rope. Awesome bi-pattern.

      Great Rope

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Awesome rope. This is my second rope I have owned (Edelweiss was my first) I have used it on about two dozen pitches. No issues and love how it feeds. The bi-color is worth the extra money. This thing glows at dusk. Have recommended to friends.