Maxim Whippet Rope Review - No 224

Maxim Whippet Rope Review - No 224

Maxim Whippet 9.5, $183

Summary: The Maxim Whippet handled like a charm and absorbed plenty of route-working punishment. The cord’s smooth sheath and moderately stiff core made clipping and belaying a breeze. However, the rope’s weight (as much as some 9.8mm ropes) is high considering the diameter.

Pros: Durable.

Cons: Heavy for the diameter.

Overall grade: A-

Maxim/New England Ropes: (508) 678-8200,