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 The 9.4mm Elite 70m Bipattern Dry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.4mm Elite 70m Bipattern Dry is no longer produced by PMI and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

PMI 9.4mm Elite 70m Bipattern Dry

9.4mm Elite 70m Bipattern Dry



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When you’re focused, nothing should slow you down, especially your rope! This 59.1 g/m rope weighs in at 1/3 less than some of its beefy cousins, making it a favorite of competitive climbers around the world. We have now added a Half & Half option to our 9.4 line up.

Retail price

US$ 259.00
Weight 59.1 g/m
9.120 lbs / 4137 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.4 mm
Length (meters) 70 m
Rope Type Single­
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­7  / 0-
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 34.0 % / - / -
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 5.6 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 7.90 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath­
Sheath Proportion (%) ­
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0 mm
Type of Middle Mark Bipattern
Rope End Marker None
Certification UIAA
Details of PMI Dynamic Ropes

This video goes over PMI's rope line, and goes into a lot of details of UIAA testing. It's a powerpoint presentation turned into a video, so there's reading and graphics but no voice. I found muting the sound helped because it made it less distracting to read the text.

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Climbing Gear Review rating B

Summary: Weighing in at a scant 57 grams per meter, the PMI Elite was one of the lightest ropes in the test. It also provided the cushiest catch due to its 35-percent dynamic elongation. That cush comes at a cost, though, as the rope tended to flatten out during extended work sessions, regaining its shape overnight
Pros: Light.
Cons: Flattened out during extended working sessions.