This lightweight double continues the tradition of Edelweiss' reasonably priced (~$160 each), dependable, lasting ropes. This Everdry-treated rope is coated with "Perdur" which resists abrasion to the sheath. I have had great experiences with Edelweiss, and I will continue to use their products in the future.
Edelweiss Dynamic Ropes
Features Diameter - 8,3 mm
Weight - 48 g/m
Elongation 5-80 kg - 9 %
Impact force - ~ 5,80 kN
Falls / Average of tests UIAA - 10
I bought these ropes in September 2006, and use them frequently on the granite crags in NC. After giving them a stretch out before using, I have never seen them twist up on a rappel. I have also used them on nasty, jagged rock and the sheath has stood up to a lot of abuse.
Coming in at less than 7lbs each, these lightweight ropes easily split to two climbers during the hike, and you don't really notice a difference in weight leading up a full 200ft pitch. The decrease in drag more than makes up for any difference in weight compared to a 10mm single rope.
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