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 The 9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry is no longer produced by Petzl and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

Sterling 9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry
  • Sterling 9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry
  • Sterling 9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry

9.8mm Nomad 60m Dry



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

Retail price

US$ 235.00
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Weight 63.0 g/m
8.333 lbs / 3780 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.8 mm
Length (meters) 60 m
Rope Type Single­
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­7  / 00
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 33.1 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 9.8 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.60 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath­
Sheath Proportion (%) 36.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) ­
Type of Middle Mark None
Rope End Marker None
Certification ­
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Alpinist Gear Review rating 5/5

After a lot of use, the green has faded somewhat to produce a softer look, which is a tad less obnoxious and is starting to grow on me. With the amount of use I've gotten out of the rope, I'm super impressed with the Nomad's durability and lack of visible wear. Although it's a little heavier than I'd choose for most long alpine routes, if you are looking for an all-around workhorse of a rope, the Nomad is an excellent choice.
Pros: Durable sheath; soft catches; great dry treatment; middle and ends well-marked; versatile for cragging or alpine climbing.
Cons: A tad heavier than desired for alpine climbing applications; middle marker is stiff at first, but softens over time.