Edelweiss Dynamic 8.3mm Double

 

Edelweiss Dynamic 8.3mm Double
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Edelweiss Dynamic 8.3mm Double
Manufacturer Edelweiss
Page By NCclimber
Page Type Apr 1, 2009 / Apr 3, 2009
Object ID 6006
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Product Description

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

The Pulpit (5.8): Stone Mtn, NC (photo by WoundedKnee)
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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