Pinnacle Yellow Jacket

Dynamic Rope

MAXIM’s Pinnacle series are lightweight 9.5mm ropes with our twill pattern sheath technology (TPT). This results in a smooth climbing rope, which significantly reduces drag and improves hand. The Pinnacle ropes have a feel to them that is like no other climbing rope on the planet! For Ice climbing MAXIM recommends 2x-DRY treated models. 


Maxim Pinnacle Yellow Jacket
Maxim Pinnacle Slick
MAXIM Pinnacle Cobalt
Maxim Pinnacle Blue
Maxim Pinnacle Dusk
Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Rope
Maxim Pinnacle Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket 2x-DRY | Bi-Pattern

Maxim Pinnacle Slick

Slick 2x-DRY

MAXIM Pinnacle Cobalt

Cobalt STD-DRY

Maxim Pinnacle Blue


Maxim Pinnacle Dusk


Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Rope

Launch STD-DRY

Tech Specs




Abrasion resistant

TPT Technology


Type: Single rope

Standards: EN 892, UIAA 101

Core: nylon (polyamide)

Cover: nylon (polyamide)

Braid: 48

Pattern: Twill Pattern Technology (TPT)

Ø Weight Sheath slippage Elongation Max. Impact Force Number of Falls
mm g/m lbs/100 mm dynamic (%) static (%) kN minimum average
9.5 61 4.1 0 26 5 10.3 5 7

MAXIM’s Pinnacle is a lightweight 9.5mm rope designed to meet the needs of today’s sport climber. It is light enough for redpointing, but still has the legendary durability for which MAXIM is known. Pinnacle is also an option for the trad climber who wants to climb longer pitches without adding weight or sacrificing durability and abrasion resistance. All Pinnacle ropes have an Endura DRY-treated core. Some versions are 2x-DRY meaning that we coat the sheath as well. These models meet the UIAA Dry standard, making Pinnacle a good choice for a lightweight single ice rope as well.

The sheath of the Pinnacle series features our Twill Pattern technology (TPT) which makes it super smooth for raps and minimizes drag on your pro. Our friend, Randy W from the Subaru Adventure Team, calls the Pinnacle Yellow Jacket the “buttery snake” due to its superior handling. It is one of the best ropes available on the market today!


  • Very light rope
  • Abrasion resistant and long-lasting 
  • Twill pattern sheath technology
  • Available in regular and bi-pattern
  • All models feature Endura DRY-treated core
  • Select models are 2x-DRY treated
  • UIAA water-repellent

Made in the USA!  These cords are proudly made by expert crafts men and women in our US facility located in Fall River, Massachusetts.


MAXIM Catalog 2021

User Instruction MAXIM - Dynamic climbing ropes (US/EU)

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