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Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope

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    Ready for any vertical.

    One of the most versatile ropes on the market, the Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope is ready to accompany you on your next rock adventure. With a diameter that's intended for all-around use, this rope offers the sturdiness and reliability of a gym rope and the generous dynamic elongation and low impact force you need for the great outdoors.
    • Item #EDL0031

    Tech Specs

    Type
    single
    Diameter
    10.2 mm
    Dry Treatment
    no
    Static Elongation
    9.5%
    Dynamic Elongation
    37%
    UIAA Falls
    11
    Impact Force
    7.8 kN
    Sheath Construction
    Perform 3, HD Cover
    Claimed Weight
    66 g/m
    Recommended Use
    rock climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    We call it the cable.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Kinky Kinky Kinky!

    This rope handles terribly. I picked this up on deep discount with intentions to use it for setting up topropes. In this capacity, it's decent.

    But it's stiff and kinks a lot. Leading with it is not fun. Lead belaying is a struggle with kinks.

    I wish I'd spent an extra 30 or 40 bucks and gotten something that handles better.

    It is holding up well and not wearing a lot, which is why it's not 1 star. It'll probably hold up well over the years.

    For comparison, my Beal top-gun II rope handles amazingly compared to this guy and has been very durable as well. Of course, that one cost double of this one.

    I'll keep using it as a beater/ toproping rope/ guest rope. But I wouldn't buy it again.

    Durable, strong for the weight, stiff

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Solid rope with a super-durable sheath. Easy to keep clean.

    Definitely not a 'soft hand,' though, so if that's what you're after, you might consider a Beal Edlinger in the same diameter.

    A really great rope

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I heard a lot about the tendency for this rope to kink and I feel that it really wasn't all that bad. When I got it I flaked the rope out in my living room 4 or 5 times before going climbing and didn't really have any problems. Any turning or kinking was easily pushed out as I belayed the climber and the rope handled great. The thicker diameter is nice for controlling speed better. I am a heavier climber and this rope gives great security. If you can get it on sale there's no reason not to get it. The 70m opens up some new routes but it is a little heavier. Extra length adds up quick on a 10.2 diameter rope. Just buy it already...

    A really great rope

    so far so good!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I see a few complaints about the "stiffness" or "kinkiness" on here. I didn't experience that problem; after a few days of use the rope softened right up. At the same time it seems to be enduring some extreme drag without any fraying...yet. I would definitely buy this same rope again (and you'll never catch me complaining about excessive stiffness)!

    Starter rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As others mentioned this rope is quite kinky, and not in the sexy way. Extended use doesn't eliminate its kinkiness or stiffness. It is a durable rope that will take a good beating, but it is heavy. The first rope I received had a flaw in the sheath's weave and Edelweiss was very responsive in replacing it.



    Not my ideal rope and I actually had my eye on another one, but got this one because I couldn't beat the price that I purchased it at.

    Bomber rope but a stiff hand

      Like some others have said this rope has a very stiff hand and a tendency to kink. However mine has held up for over a year as a beater gym rope and toproping rope with barely any signs of wear (sheath looks almost like new). Be sure to uncoil it careful and always coil it again to store to minimize the kinking, but even with that it will end up with more memory kinks than other ropes. Arguably the hand issues are worth it considering how indestructible the rope is though.

      Bomber rope but a stiff hand

      downtown Columbus

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      my local climbing shop buys these ropes at 70meters but then cuts them down to 33 meters to sell for specific use at the local artificial wall in downtown Columbus. Climbed all summer on this rope and never had a single problem except for all the flaking, but hey, it was my first rope and I didn't care one bit. It's strong, holds up to abrasion terrifically, this rope didn't die till I set out to make sure it did.

      Nice rope... after some break-in

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The first thing I noticed about this rope was its sort of harsh hand. Its texture is initially rough. Also, the first ten or so climbs on this rope leave it wickedly twisted. Coiling and flaking it was a huge pain at first. However, after several weeks of moderate use it finally eased up. The kinks and twists evened out, and the texture became much softer.



      The included rope bag isn't the greatest. The bag itself isn't bad, but it has a crappy, lightweight zipper. The zipper was off track within a week... so I gave up on it and threw it in a decent rope bag.



      It feeds well through an ATC and a GriGri. Its a solid rope for top roping or some short approaches, but its a little heavy for alpine or longer approaches.

      perfectly satisfied

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I've only owned 2 ropes inclined with probably 25, most of those 12 years ago. So I'm not exactly a rope connoisseur. But I'm perfectly happy with this rope as a weekend warrior and someone who leads church trips for very inexperienced climbers.

      I read in the questions for another Edelweiss...

      I read in the questions for another Edelweiss rope, that they all had some form of dry treatment. Yet the description for this one says no. So, does this rope have some form of dry treatment, or should I go for the ARC version?