Mammut Eternity Protect Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Send until forever.

Trad lines, sport routes, and top-rope-hero sessions are all fun, and the Mammut Eternity Protect Climbing Rope will keep you safe on all of them. At 9.8mm, it's halfway between thin sport line and burly workhorse, and it weighs a comforting but easy-to-haul 64 grams/meter. It also features Mammut's Protect Coated Sheath treatment for added abrasion-resistance and a longer lifespan under heavier use, and it has a middle mark to help you give safer belays and be more confident on repel.

  • Protect Coated Sheath technology
  • Holds 1-2 more UIAA test falls compared to untreated ropes
  • 40% more abrasion resistance compared to untreated ropes
  • Middle mark
  • 64 grams/meter
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Simple and Smooth

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rope replaces the Tusk in Mammut's rope lineup and is significantly easier to handle than the Tusk was. The 9.8 diameter makes it slightly beefier and more durable than it's smaller cousin, the Infinity, but with many of the same properties. With multiple lengths and a middle marker this bad boy is a staple for red point projects and tall climbs!

If you’re looking into ropes and are looking for a recommendation, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’d be happy to help you out with some recommendations. I have climbed on a lot of ropes on the site and have used almost every Mammut rope on the market!

I’m typically in the office Monday-Friday and would love to talk, but if you call and I’m not in, make sure to leave the best number to call you back at or your email address in the voicemail.

Contact information:

Email:dgoodman@backcountry.com

Phone: 801-204-4680

Thanks for the review! I'm just getting back into climbing and want something good for top roping and progressing beyond that that'll be a workhorse if I beat it up - is this one a good choice?

where's da middle?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Mammut is one of my favorite ropes. I bought this rope because of the middle mark design,but was disappointed. I know how dirty ropes can get and the single black and white strand is just not enough contrast for a middle mark. I'll be going back to a Mammut duodess , bi color weave design, where at a glance you'll know the center. I returned the rope immediately.

where's da middle?

I had the same issue when I bought this rope. I called Mammut to figure it out -

At either ends of the rope, there is a short segment of black bumpy stripes. These are to indicate the ends of the rope so you don't rap off the ends or drop when lowering your partner.

There is also another segment of black bumpy stripes in the middle of the rope where the bi-pattern of blue/blue and white stripe for a middle marker.

So. it's basically just a bi-pattern rope with little black bumpies so you can feel the ends and middle. Once you get used to it, it's really nice.

Awesome Rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rope is super light and durable. It makes hiking up the approach a breeze.

Awesome Rope

Love this Rope

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've only been able to take this rope out and use it about 20 times, but it sure is great. It's quite light for a 9.8 and feels basically weightless on longer pitches. At 9.8 I feel comfortable taking big falls on it, while it's still thin enough to use for trad and sport climbs.

The abrasion resistant coating is a nice touch, and adds some added comfort.

My only complaint is that it leaves black streaks on my hands when belaying. I guess it must have gotten dragged through some dirt, but the rope itself still looks quite clean. Not sure why that's happening. I guess I'll have to wash it out and see if that fixes it.

What color did you get it in?

the real fire-royal

Color depicted is wrong. Not a big deal, just wanted to share.

the real fire-royal

Does this color have the middle mark?