The 'Core' ropes balance technical specifications and construction techniques with value for money. Despite the entry level prices, they've still managed to incorporate more technical processes that make the ropes feel and behave better than their price tags would suggest.
The 'Pro' ropes have been designed to handle more abuse again, be it from the climbers themselves or from environmental factors. The additional dry treatment makes them not only repel water and dust more readily, but it also makes the dynamics of the ropes work better giving better stats throughout.
Calum Muskett, DMM / Rab / Podsacs sponsored climber, and Rob Greenwood, DMM Northern Area Sales Representative, took some of the new ropes to the Dolomites and tested them out. See below for the pictures.
Premium ropes that are both heat treated and have a dry treatment applied to the core and sheath. Durable, water repellent, and with great handling – these are DMM's flagship ropes.
DMM's performance half rope: light, balanced, and easy to use in all conditions.
Prophet 8.5mm x 50m Dry Blue: RRP £125.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 60m Dry Blue: RRP £145.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 50m Dry Red: RRP £125.00
Prophet 8.5mm x 60m Dry Red: RRP £145.00
A superb, lightweight single rope. At home red-pointing sport climbs or going fast and light in the Alps.
Prodigy 9.8mm x 50m Dry Blue: RRP £135.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 60m Dry Blue: RRP £160.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 70m Dry Blue: RRP £185.00
Prodigy 9.8mm x 80m Dry Blue: RRP £215.00
An all round performer that inspires confidence. Dry, tough and yet still light, of course.
Project 10.0mm x 50m Dry Yellow: RRP £145.00
Project 10.0mm x 60m Dry Yellow: RRP £165.00
Project 10.0mm x 70m Dry Yellow: RRP £185.00
Project 10.0mm x 80m Dry Yellow: RRP £215.00
The Core represents more than just DMM's entry level collection of ropes, it is the back-bone of the range. Hard wearing and durable, each rope has been designed to withstand heavy use. With additional heat treatment they don't suffer from stiffness or rigidity, feeling supple to handle.
This hardwearing rope is ideal as both a first time buy or for those looking at value for money. Also available in 30m and 40m lengths (the Shorty) for climbing wall and outcrop use, and longer lengths on the reel or cut to length.
Statement 10.0mm x 50m Green: RRP £95.00
Statement 10.0mm x 60m Green: RRP £115.00
Statement 10.0mm x 70m Green: RRP £130.00
Statement 10.0mm x 50m Copper: RRP £95.00
Statement 10.0mm x 60m Copper: RRP £115.00
Statement 10.0mm x 70m Copper: RRP £130.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 30m Green: RRP £55.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 40m Green: RRP £75.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 30m Copper: RRP £55.00
Shorty 10.0mm x 40m Copper: RRP £75.00
A classic sport climbing rope that balances the durability needed for working routes with the handling requirements of redpoints. Available in a greater range of sizes to accommodate modern long routes.
Concept 10.0mm x 50m Navy Blue: RRP £115.00
Concept 10.0mm x 60m Navy Blue: RRP £135.00
Concept 10.0mm x 70m Navy Blue: RRP £160.00
Concept 10.0mm x 80m Navy Blue: RRP £185.00
The workhorse of the range for when safety and longevity are paramount.
Mission 10.2mm x 50m Red: RRP £125.00
Mission 10.2mm x 60m Red: RRP £145.00
Benchmark trad climbing ropes that are designed to stand the test of time. Two greatly contrasting colours are used for easy identification.
Spectrum 8.8mm x 50m Purple: RRP £105.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 60m Purple: RRP £130.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 50m Yellow: RRP £105.00
Spectrum 8.8mm x 60m Yellow: RRP £130.00
Half Ropes (aka. Double Ropes)
Half ropes are used as pairs, as a result they are more suitable for trad climbing/mountaineering where the wandering nature of the routes can create rope drag. Furthermore, having two ropes enables longer abseils making them safer when retreating off routes.
A single rope is designed to be used alone. Most popular for sport climbing, indoor use, and straightforward pitches on trad climbs. Due to the limitations of only being one rope they are less ideal for abseiling.