The Black Diamond 9.6 Dry seamlessly blends high-end specs with a durable construction that can handle day in and day out use. By combining a 2X2 sheath that’s burly enough withstand everyday abuse with a versatile diameter equally suited for hard redpoint burns or projecting sessions, the 9.6 hits the sweet spot for climbers who demand performance and need reliability. The dry treated core and sheath repels moisture from the inside out while the middle marker is easily identifiable. The handling knots easily and feeds through a belay device smoothly, making it perfectly suited for hard redpoint burns or projecting sessions on both ice and rock.


  • Dry Performance—With a core and sheath that are dry treated, our dry treated ropes are protected against weather from the inside out
  • 2X2 Woven Sheath—Utilizing a 2X2 weave construction, our standard sheath is built to withstand everyday use
  • 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


  • Advanced Features: No Advanced Features
  • Assembled Height (cm): 10 cm
  • Assembled Height (ft): 0.3281 ft
  • Assembled Height (in): 3.937 in
  • Assembled Length (cm): 10 cm
  • Assembled Length (ft): 0.3281 ft
  • Assembled Length (in): 3.937 in
  • Assembled Weight (kg): 4 kg
  • Assembled Weight (lb): 8.8185 lb
  • Assembled Width (cm): 10 cm
  • Assembled Width (in): 3.937 in
  • Assembled Width (mm): 100 mm
  • Cable Diameter (in): 0.1965 in
  • Cable Diameter (mm): 5 mm
  • Cable Length (ft): 262.4672 ft
  • Cable Length (m): 80 m
  • Chain Style: Not Applicable
  • Chain/Cable/Rope/String Type: Climbing Ropes
  • Fasteners Type: Not Applicable
  • Hardware Grade: Not Applicable
  • Hook Material: Not Applicable
  • Outer Jacket Material: No Jacket
  • Pack Size: 1
  • Primary Material: Nylon
  • Product Use(s): Sports