Review by: bkboyd, 2006-11-17
Here's a photo of my Lightning Pro taken about a year and a half ago:
I noticed the sheath damage on the first day out with this rope, after about four pitches. The sheath was cut through completely on one side, and a large chunk of the core was pulled out. I had been climbing in Sedona, which isn't the most abrasive rock in the world. No leader falls, but some hanging on the lead, one or two rappels, and a couple of falls on TR.
I called Bluewater the next day, and offered to ship them the rope for testing. I also offered to send them all of the product tags that came with the rope, in case lot numbers might be helpful for QC. BW promised to have someone get back to me, and they never did, even though I sent a follow-up in writing.
From the other reviews, my experience seems very atypical. This was my first Bluewater lead rope, and I've since gone back to Beal.