Millet Silver Triaxiale ReviewApril 23, 2015
- Great handling
- One of the most popular ropes with testers
- Good resistance to dirt
- Great durability
- Lighter than the other 9.8mm ropes tested
- Middle mark hard to see and find after use
- Lacks some of the extra features of other ropes
- Average price
The Millet Silver Triaxiale is a high-performing 9.8mm rope that is great for sport climbers who want a durable rope with great handling characteristics. The Triaxiale braided core and Anti-Friction treatment makes for a rope that resists abrasion and is supple, easy to tie, and has great belay characteristics.
The Millet Silver Triaxiale is a lightweight 9.8mm rope for sport climbing with a Triaxiale braided core and Anti-Friction treatment. The rope is available in 60, 70, and 80 meter lengths and two colors: green and orange.
In testing, the Silver Triaxiale was one of the most popular ropes in terms of handling. The rope fed smoothly through belay devices, knotted with ease, and provided confident catches during falls. Over the life of the rope, the handling characteristics remained favorable, in part due to the rope’s great durability.
Resistance to Dirt
Millet treated the rope with their Anti-Friction technology which is intended to offer resistance to dirt and abrasion. This treatment kept the rope cleaner than many other ropes tested. The bright color of the rope did eventually fade with use, which is pretty common with well used ropes.
The rope features Millet’s Triaxiale braided core technology, which is intended to increase the longevity of the rope. In tests, the rope’s sheath held up great despite repeated abuses during desert tower climbs and on sharp limestone sport routes. Additionally, the core of the rope retained its positive feel and handling characteristics.
The rope has a black middle mark that was useful when setting up rappels. However with dirt and wear, the mark faded and it quickly became one of the harder middle marks for testers to find. Handling and durability are the best features of this rope.
At 62 grams per meter, the Silver Triaxiale was lighter than many other 9.8mm ropes tested.
The Silver Triaxiale is a versatile rope that will find favor with sport climbers looking for a durable, workhorse rope for redpoint work sessions. Meanwhile, trad climbers will appreciate the balance between lightweight and toughness found in this 9.8mm rope while being resistant to dirt and abrasion thanks to the Anti-Friction treatment.