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Lightweight, skinny, and strong.
At 62 grams per meter, the Edelrid Boa Standard Climbing rope boasts a light weight and a skinny diameter to help sport climbers send their projects. Its Thermo Shield treatment gives this rope excellent handling so belayers don't short-rope their climbers, and the thick sheath and outstanding six fall rating mean that this strong rope can handle a beating, whipper after whipper. Get the 60-meter length for shorter sport routes or the 70-meter length for the occasional multipitches.
- Thermo Shield treatment
- 8.5kN impact force
- 6 fall rating
- 62 grams per meter
- 9.8mm diameter
- Comes in 60 or 70 meter lengths
- Item #ELR0004
- Q & A
It is rope
This rope is fantastic in that it is indeed a rope. It has several colors
Had a weekend in Ten Sleep with this rope; super smooth to feed, clip, handle out of the box. No significant wear noted thus far. Seems to be just as adequate as ropes thrice the price; don't plan on getting it wet, but that would certainly be a disadvantage.
27,000 individual fibers
"What makes our production method so special is that every meter of rope we produce at our site runs through someone's hands... it ensures the highest quality"
I love this rope. Isn't dry treated but whatever. The only thing is the color. It's super light so now my rope is black. Haha
Solid rope - recommended buy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I should say right from the start that I'm a novice climber with, at the time of this review, only a few outdoor climbs under my belt. I primarily stick to the gym and am not yet capable enough a climber to lead rope. All that said, I've been happy with this rope as it serves the purpose I need, which is primarily as a top rope for climbs I can rappel into.
The rope itself is well constructed from what I can see. It has a good amount of elasticity, so when I took my first fall on a climb it was a comfortable catch. The materials seem sturdy and the rope isn't too stiff. My only complaint is that it doesn't change color midway as I've seen on some more expensive ropes. It does have a middle mark, but I would love for the colors to change. I suppose I'll just need to spend more next time
This is why I'm giving the rope a 4 star instead of 5 star review. The rope seemed to fray pretty easily. Now, this may be due to my inexperience with outdoor climbing, but it just seemed to fray more than I expected a climbing rope to do. I was climbing on slate up in the Wasatch range.
Climbing ropes are so expensive! But, this one is pretty reasonably priced for a 70M rope. Overall I feel like it's a solid value. You can spend a lot more on a rope of the same dimensions.
Here's a shot of the rope in action:
Edelrid Rope Line
Solid low-cost rope
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got a 70M Boa on sale a while ago, and have used it as an all-around rope. Probably has around 30-40 pitches of climbing with a mixture of trad, sport, and TR. Given that it's a "cheap" rope, I'm comfortable volunteering it for duty in higher rope wear situations.
It has a pretty soft hand/feel to it, which is nice for handling and overall lack of kinkiness, but seems to fuzz up a bit quicker as a result. Chopped one end after some major hang-dogging on a TR caused some suspect wear, but I don't really fault the rope for that, and it's otherwise holding up well.
Overall, it's a great low cost rope. Nothing really special about it, but especially on sale it's a great deal.
FYI, it did come with a middle mark.
Does this rope come with a rope bag, or do I have to purchase one separately?
No rope bag, you'll have to get one separately.
Before i purchase i want to be sure this is not a half rope? Also can this rope be used for outdoor and indoor climbing?
This is a 'single' rope, not a half rope.
Half ropes run to about 8.5mm in diameter and are designed to be used in pairs, clipped independently. They shine on alpine routes, though require more rope management.
This single-rope is made to be used on its own. It's not a high-end rope, but it comes at a good price and fine for the gym or outside.