Considered the Gold Standard of caving ropes by recreational cavers and rescuers alike, PMI Pit Rope is one of the burliest and longest-lasting ropes available today. The Max-Wear sheath is designed to withstand the harshest of cave environments, and makes ascending rope a breeze with its low elongation and compatibility with most, if not all, SRT climbing systems. This iconic rope stands the test of time, and will easily survive trip after trip being dragged through miles of cave passages and/or being rigged in raging waterfalls. While PMI Pit Rope is the original caver's rope, don't be fooled: it is also a perfect tool for anyone that needs an incredibly durable workhorse where abrasion, resistance and reliability are paramount.
Type: Max Wear
MBS: 31 kN (6969 lbf)
Weight: 85 g/m
Diameter: 11 mm (7/16")
Elongation: 1.8% at 300 lbf | 3.6% at 600 lbf | 7.0% at 1000 lbf
Elongation @ 10% MBS: 4.6%
Material: Nylon Sheath/Nylon Core
The best rope out there.
Posted by Erik N on 23rd Mar 2019
I bought the 250‘ length. We used it in 2 pits so far, one dry, one wet. It has minimal stretch, even with 200‘ of rope above your head, the lack of bounce/stretch is remarkable. After 2 pits and 4 guys rappelling and ascending, this rope still looks it has never been used (aside from the dirt!). It also dried very quickly after the wet pit. It promises to be a very durable rope. It‘s the best rope I have ever used.
Your basic pit rope
Posted by Ralph Sawyer on 1st Jan 2018
Tough, tough pit rope. The others (EZ Bend etc) are great too but I have come back to this basic pit rope.
best rope pad ive ever used
Posted by Steve S on 24th Aug 2015
This is an excellent rope pad! It's easy to attach to the rope and seems very durable. And isn't all that expensive.
Posted by Josh S. on 1st Sep 2014
You can't go wrong with this stuff. These guys sell it for pretty cheap too :) Durable, abrasion resistant rope that will cut right through limestone. It is one of the most tested and highest rated ropes out there. I would recommend this to anyone.
Tougher than the cave
Posted by Kyle G. on 21st Feb 2013
The toughest rope around. Max-Wear sheath is amazingly abrasion resistant, to that point that it cuts the rocks.
Used in lengths from 15ft to 1600ft, definitely the best rope for caving.
The ONLY rope I'd recommend for caving.
Posted by Jeff B on 21st Feb 2013
Super-stiff sheath means the most abrasion-resistant rope available. Critical for IRT-style rigging (throw the rope down the hole and go); the safest and most long-lasting option for fixed rigging in project caves.
This is the standard for a reason, people.