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Petzl 9.2mm Volta Orange
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9.2mm Volta 30m 2xDry



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Ultra-light thin rope for elite climbers:
- allows optimal functioning in the belay device
- multi-standard for use as a single, half or twin rope
- for use in rock, mixed, snow or ice environments
Greater longevity and ease of use in any conditions:
- Duratec Dry treatment: dry treatment makes the rope more resistant to water, dirt and abrasion; handling, grip and other characteristics are retained longer in cold, wet conditions
- UltraSonic Finish: the core and the sheath are bonded together at the rope ends by an ultrasonic process called UltraSonic Finish; gives greater durability and avoids frayed ends
- ClimbReady coil: specific coil makes the rope ready for use; helps the user avoid initial uncoiling mistakes and increases longevity
More effective belaying:
- Middle Mark: indicates the middle of the rope to facilitate maneuvers
- EverFlex treatment: special thermal treatment stabilizes the core strands and improves consistency; offers excellent grip and consistent handling over time

Retail price

US$ 129.95
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Weight 55.0 g/m
3.637 lbs / 1650 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.2 mm
Length (meters) 30 m
Rope Type Single/Half/Twin 
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) 6 falls  / 20 falls  / 30 falls
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 33.0 % / 30.0 % / 26.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 7.5 % / 7.5 % / 6.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.60 kN / 6.80 kN / 10.50 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath & Core­
Sheath Proportion (%) 42.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) ­
Type of Middle Mark Marking
Rope End Marker None
RFID / NFC Option


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Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Petzl Dynamic Ropes

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Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.

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UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

Both these models are high quality and comparatively durable dry treated triple rated ropes. I would recommend a pair of 50m VOLTAs to any climber regularly climbing routes as a three. 9.2mm is my preferred diameter for a work rope when rock guiding, being both durable and a little easier to handle. I have been very impressed with how the VOLTA has worn compared to other similar ropes, and I think this is largely thanks to its high percentage of sheath. The skinnier VOLTA GUIDE is a more specialised rope. I would recommend this for alpine rock routes, multi pitch sport routes, and for pairing with an 8.5mm half rope as a great road trip combo. It is a shame it's only available in one colour.

Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4/5

This rope was widely liked among our testers and the climbers we polled. Its low weight, supple hand, and smooth catch make for a pleasurable climbing experience. It just missed winning our Top Pick award for skinny alpine/sending rope, losing to the lighter and thinner Sterling Nano IX.

We found that we did not like the black color of our test rope. Not only does it not stand out well in photos, but it made it very difficult to find the middle-mark, especially in low light situations. If possible, we suggest choosing the orange version of this rope.

The Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Volta 9.2mm is a multi-standard rope, certified for use as a single, half or twin rope, making it extremely versatile, especially in alpine terrain. At 55-grams per meter, it’s weight is similar to other ropes of this diameter. The Volta features a Duratec Dry dry treatment, and resisted every effort to wet it out, even during long, wet, spring ice days. The rope also comes with a number of other labels — UltraSonic Finish, ClimbReady, EverFlex — but all you need to know is that the rope handles beautifully. Every person who’s climbed on it — from professional athletes to mountain guides to weekend warriors — has commented on the smooth, soft feel and supple handling. This is a really, really nice rope.

Evening Sends Gear Review no rating given just a review

Because the Volta gives such a soft catch, I might recommend it as a good option for lightweight (female) sport climbers who are used to getting harder catches from their heavier belayers. Or, if you prefer a soft/supple handle, this could be a great rope for you. But if you’re a heavier sport climber and like a stiffer rope, look elsewhere for your next 9.2mm redpoint 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.