Prepare to take your climbing prowess to the next level when you climb with the lightweight, versatile, and highly convenient Petzl Contact Standard Climbing Rope. This sport specific climbing rope boasts a 9. 8 millimeter diameter in order to ease intermediate climbers into handling skinnier ropes without a hassle. Its EverFlex treatment stabilizes the core strands to provide an enhanced grip and consistent handling for many seasons, and an UltraSonic finish bonds the core to the sheath to eliminate frayed ends and improve the Contact's overall durability. Despite only weighing 60 grams per meter, this rope has a surprisingly strong impact force rating as well as the potential to handle big whippers up to seven times. The middle mark helps you identify the center of the rope quickly when you want to rappel off your successful sends.