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Nomad 9.8

Nomad 9.8

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Nomad 9.8

Manufacturer: Petzl

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: May 22, 2007 / May 22, 2007

Object ID: 3256

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Product Description

Tie into the NOMAD for sport climbs, alpine routes, or anything in-between. Durable thick sheath, superior handling and a well-tuned balance between dynamic elongation and impact force make this a perfect all-around rope.


Lengths: 60 and 70 m
Diameter: 9.8 mm
Type single rope
Weight: 63 g/m
UIAA falls: 7
Impact force: 8.6 kN
- dynamic: 33.71 %
- static: 9.8 %
% sheath by weight: 36 %



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Dan DaltonI don't own one of these...

Voted 4/5

but have climbed on one a few times. As far as I can tell, it is just as good as any other rope out there and comperable in price and specifications. The only thing that I did not like was that the ends seemed to be frayed after the tape came off. Most ropes have the ends closed off or welded with a rubber cap, but this one only had a little tape, and once it came off the end was pretty frayed. Maybe something for petzl to work on since this is their first line of ropes. Overall and decent rope.

Posted May 22, 2007 12:17 pm

IndayRe: I don't own one of these...

Voted 5/5

I've had one of these great ropes for over a year now, used primarily for sport lead. It's held up great, and I guess Petzl caught on to the tape issue: the ends on mine are melted down to seal them. There was tape on the end and it did come off, but the melt job has held up fine.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 10:31 am

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