Mammut Serenity Dry 8.7 Rope – Fast and Light

Erin Machan using the serenity in a top-down belay configuration.

Erin Machan using the serenity in a top-down belay configuration.

I’ve used this rope in all kinds of terrain so far from alpine ice climbing, long multi-pitch routes, and even cragging. My opinion is the best place for this rope is in the alpine. It flows nicely and with proper management, I had no issue linking pitches to the full rope length of 80m! 

Belaying

I’ve used the rope so far in a gri gri 2, DMM pivot, BD ATC guide, and the grivel master pro. Across the board, the rope flows smoothly and locks consistently with no slippage in these belay devices. Also noticed no slippage in top-down belay on vertical and traverse pitches. 

Becca Howard following a 260 ft pitch in garden of the gods.

Becca Howard following a 260 ft pitch in the Garden of the Gods.

Durability 

I’ve mostly had this rope on ice but now that we are moving into rock season I’ve had several days on granite, basalt, limestone, and sandstone. So far the wear is minimal to non-existent. That being said with the thin diameter I wouldn’t use this rope for heavy top rope use or projecting routes. The rope also meets the UIAA standard for dry coating and on the warm wet ice days the rope hasn’t wet out at all. 

Erin topping out the first pitch of the Scottish gully on mt. Lincoln, Colorado

Erin topping out the first pitch of the Scottish gully on Mt. Lincoln, Colorado

The verdict

This rope is sick, I would primarily use it on fast and light multi-pitch routes, and alpine climbing. It packs down very nicely and has minimal weight. I’m stoked to get this rope out into the Cascades this summer as it will be my primary alpine cord. If you’re mainly climbing single pitch sport routes and projecting I would look into a beefier rope but this will suffice for that last minute cragging session if needed. I hope this review helps you in choosing your next cord! Send and return! Price as tested $299 on Backcountry.com

Will Coleman

Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!

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About The Author

Hey, I am Sean - the co-founder of Engearment. We focus on mountain based gear - camping, skiing, splitboarding, snowboarding, hiking, etc. and a strong connection to the community. I am also a fitness professional - having created the Mountain Fitness School and building several fitness facilities around Denver. My heart is always in the mountains and I will do everything I can to help you get the right gear, train well and enjoy being outside. https://mountainfitnessschool.com/p/mountain-fitness-training-get-in-peak-backcountry-condition-using-kettlebells-and-trx

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