The BlueWater 8mm Canyon Pro DS takes advantage of three advanced fibres to produce a rope that is stronger and harder wearing that traditional canyoning ropes, while being thinner, lighter, and more compact.
The dual sheath is made from Technora, which has exceptional cut and abrasion resistance, and high-strength polyester. The natural properties of these fibres are enhanced by a sheath-heavy design (58 per cent of the rope mass is made up by the protective sheath), resulting in a longer life-span.
The ultra high molecular weight polyethylene core has the strength of a steel cable of the same diametre. This results in an extremely strong and genuinely static rope, with approximately 1 per cent stretch for an average canyoner, which reduces rope bounce and edge abrasion.
Not only is the Canyon Pro DS substantially lighter than most canyoning ropes, the use of naturally hydrophobic fibres makes this difference even more noticeable when wet.
This small diameter, lightweight, and high-strength rope is ideally suited for canyoners undertaking more remote, challenging adventures and excels on canyoning trips where reduced weight and high-performance are a priority.
Note: Skinny abseiling ropes like the Canyon Pro DS can run much faster than traditional canyoning ropes. Always use canyoning-specific descenders that provide variable friction settings with the ability to easily add friction while descending (such as the Critr2, Sqwurel, ATS, or Totem). Use with ATC-style devices and Pirana descenders is not recommended as they bend the rope sharply, which can cause sheath slippage.
- ultra-light, compact, yet incredibly strong
- truly static, with approximately 1 per cent stretch at average body-weight
- fibres naturally resist water absorption, reducing rope weight
- firm sheath braid delivers greater durability
- Rated strength: 22.2 kN
- Weight: 41 grams per metre
- Materials: HMPE core / Polyester sheath
- Elongation (at 136kg): 1.5%
- Dimensions: 8mm diametre
- Made in: United States
For more information about the advantages and disadvantages of different fibres used to manufacture canyoning ropes, check out T2’s article on what to look for when buying a canyoning rope.