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 The 9.9mm Glider 70m 2xDry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.9mm Glider 70m 2xDry is no longer produced by Maxim/New England and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

New England Ropes 9.9mm Glider 70m 2xDry

9.9mm Glider 70m 2xDry

Maxim/New England


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Our Glider series represents the ultimate in durability and reduced rope drag. Built to the same high performance standards as our Apex products, ropes in the Glider series utilize our TPT (Twill Pattern Technology) sheath design, significantly reducing drag. It's the rope that Rock and Ice described as "a fabulous feel without being soft and mushy...noticeably reduces drag...[and is a] real joy to handle with minimal kinking..."

Retail price

US$ 264.00
Weight 63.0 g/m
9.722 lbs / 4410 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.9 mm
Length (meters) 70 m
Rope Type Single­
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­7  / 00
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 29.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 5.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 9.50 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath & Core­
Sheath Proportion (%) ­
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0 mm
Type of Middle Mark None
Rope End Marker None
Certification ­
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Good “workhorse ropes” are ones those that can take a beating but are also reasonably light for long approaches and use on big wall climbs. There are many great ropes in this category, but my favorites are the Mammut Tusk 9.8mm, the Sterling Velocity 9.8mm, and the Maxim Glider 9.9mm. These ropes have displayed great durability, have a nice “hand” (supple, smooth), and have kept me alive in many uncertain circumstances. Ropes with a diameter less than 10mm feature good balance of weight and durability, nice movement through belay/rappel devices, and a tendency of NOT breaking the bank. These ropes are most appropriate for lead climbing, but are also good for top roping so long as they are not moving across a lot of sharp edges. For people that are primarily top-roping, a thicker rope is more appropriate because there is simply more sheath to protect the core from abrasion.