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Blue Water 9.1mm Icon Bi-Color
  • Blue Water 9.1mm Icon Bi-Color
  • Blue Water 9.1mm Icon Bi-Color

9.1mm Icon 60m Bicolor 2xDry

Blue Water


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The all new Icon single rope is designed to be a great wearing skinny rope. The problem with most skinny ropes is overall performance is diluted when chasing a minimum diameter and weight. They really are not designed with the user’s best interest – safety and longevity in mind. The Icon has a 35% sheath mass with a tight braid so the rope does not become floppy and has less drag which means less abrasion from running across rock. Try an Icon as your next skinny rope. We believe you’ll be amazed at this new design when compared to other “skinny” ropes.

Retail price

US$ 195.95
Weight 55.0 g/m
7.275 lbs / 3300 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.1 mm
Length (meters) 60 m
Rope Type Single 
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) 5 falls  /  -  /  -
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 32.7 % / - / -
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 7.2 % / - / -
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.80 kN / - / -
Dry Treatment Sheath & Core­
Sheath Proportion (%) 35.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) -3 mm
Type of Middle Mark Bicolor
Rope End Marker None
RFID / NFC Option


This technology can be helpful if you are a gym or professional business where you'd like to track the usage and age of your ropes.

RFID is how items are uniquely identified using radio waves (Radio Frequency Identification). It's for 1-way communication from 10cm to 100m away depending on the frequency. Example: Airport Baggage.

NFC is a subset of RFID that is restrained to close proximity communication typically less than 10cm (Near Field Communication). NFC chips can operate a 2-way signal to exchange information. Example: Apple Pay.

Certification CE, EN, UIAA
9.1mm Icon and 9.3mm Wave

Details about 9.1mm Icon and 9.3mm Wave.

Climber Testing 9.1mm Icon

Watch Tommy Caldwell climbing with 9.1mm Icon rope.

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This cord quickly became the top choice among our sport climbing testers thanks to its supple feel, easy handling, thin diameter, and kink-free performance. “We’ve had this line for about seven months, and it permanently stays in the rope bag as our go-to cord,” said one testing duo. “It hasn’t kinked once on 100+ pitches, and it clips like a dream.” A tighter braid and more sheath mass (than other BlueWater ropes) means this rope maintains its shape and handles abrasion well from running over edges or through carabiners. The Icon’s Double Dry treatment repels water and snow, as well as increases durability and protects it from dirt. And at 55 grams per meter, it’s less than 8.5 pounds for a 70-meter rope.

The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.