The Black Diamond 9.6 balances our highly durable Endurance sheath with a versatile diameter that can takes you from redpoint burns at the crag to multi-pitches in the Valley.
Move seamlessly from the crag to an all-day multi-pitch adventure with the versatile Black Diamond 9.6. Featuring an Endurance sheath that utilizes a 1X1 weave construction to lengthen the ropes’ lifespan by making it more abrasion-resistant, the 9.6 hits that sweet spot of being thin enough for a hard sport redpoint, but thick enough to take a seasonal beating in the desert. With a middle marker and comfortable handling that knots easily and feeds smoothly through a belay device, the BD 9.6 is our multi-faceted workhorse climbing cord.
- Endurance Sheath: With more material and a unique 1×1 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
At Black Diamond it’s all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers. Black Diamond is a company that’s not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. It’s also a product of the fact that each of us are climbers and skiers ourselves.