This rope is ideal for sport or extreme alpine climbing. Compare the specs of the Lightning Pro to any similar diameter from others and you'll see the Lightning Pro 9.7 mm Standard Climbing Rope outshines all the rest. Lighter, lower impact force, and super high fall rating for ropes in the sub 10 mm category. The Lightning Pro is easy handling and easy to clip. The low bulk, light weight, and performance characteristics have made this rope the choice for many high end endeavors, from sport to wall in a day to alpine routes.