BlueWater Lightning Pro Climbing Rope

Coming in at just 9.7 mm, it’ll shock you just how strong and durable this climbing rope really is. Even still, it’s more than adequate for any kind of climbing you’d like to do and definitely ready to tackle any face you’re ready to.

BlueWater Lightning Pro Climbing Rope Review

As far as climbing gear goes, where the areas you simply cannot afford to cut corners or skimp on is your ropes. An integral part of your safety and belay system, often times your rope system is all that’s keeping you from serious injury or even possible death. This is not an investment that you can full around with, but instead something that commands your full attention. You need to choose the right rope not only for your body type in your climbing ability, but also something comfortable using an can almost manipulate unconsciously. For most people, it doesn’t get much better than the BlueWater Lightning Pro climbing ropes.

BlueWater Lightning Pro Review — First Impressions

Coming in at just 9.7 mm, it’ll shock you just how strong and durable this climbing rope really is. While a lot of climbing ropes recommend that you use at least a 10 mm or larger rope, especially when starting out, you can actually use a lighter weight and more easily maneuverable climbing rope when you choose to leverage the BlueWater Lightning Pro.

BlueWater Lightning Pro Climbing Rope Video Review

Handles like a dream

As far as great ropes go, there are probably only a handful in the entire industry that you would want to own and rely on day in and day out. People become so attached to the specific brands in specific sizes of their ropes to the point where they will refuse to climb with anything but what they’re most comfortable with. And while some people see this is a huge drawback in a little bit of overcompensation or a serious case of OCD complex, nothing could be further from the truth. Climbing is as much mental as it is physical, and you need to have real faith in every single piece of gear you have on your body or will use during your ascent or you may as well not even try. While there are a lot of good handling ropes on the market, none offer the same blend of super strength and maneuverability quite the way that the BlueWater Lightning Pro does. Super easy to feed through all of your carabiners or belays, and one of the most fun tools to feed through your rake, this is a dream come true for a lot of people.

Combining strength with versatility

Offering you the kind of you UIAA strength ratings of much thicker ropes, this is a pretty light but incredibly strong and durable climbing rope. While maybe not as high speed low drag some of the incredibly and super expensive offerings in the climbing rope world, you would be hard-pressed to find even a single BlueWater Lightning Pro review that talk negatively about this product. With a soft and safe catch, a rope this strong is something you can trust even if it’s your first time hitting the rock gym or climbing the face of a mountain.

No middle man

If there’s to be any negative downside to using this climbing rope, it would have to be the lack of a middle mark. While this is something that you can absolutely apply yourself and is not a deal breaker, it’s something that you want to be aware of if you’re interested in switching ropes from something that came premade with a middle mark. The last thing you want to be doing is feeding ropes through your rig with the anticipation of hitting your middle mark, only to run out of room.

BlueWater Lightning Pro Specs

Type: single
Diameter: 9.7 mm
Dry Treatment: no
Static Elongation: 8.90%
Dynamic Elongation: 32.20%
Impact Force: 7.8 kN
UIAA Falls: 8
Bi-Pattern: no
Sheath Construction: double-pick
Weight: 61 g/m
Recommended Use: rock climbing
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
MSRP: $189.00

Conclusion

Coming in at 60 m, this rope is relatively inexpensive and probably one of the cheapest you find. Even still, it’s more than adequate for any kind of climbing you’d like to do and definitely ready to tackle any face you’re ready to. For just the next to $30 you can add another 10 m for total of 70 m, giving you the extra space you need for even higher climbs. Not only is as one of the best buys of all climbing ropes, but easily the best by at this budget based price.

Written by Stan Tyan