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Swift Protect Pro 8.9mm Dry Rope

5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
$329.95 - $389.95



Swift Protect Pro Dry Rope

Edelrid's Swift Protect Pro Dry Rope represents a new generation in versatile climbing ropes. It doesn't matter if you'r climbing ice, sport, trad, multi-pitch, big wall, or mountaineering the highest peaks around. The Swift excels at all categories of climbing, and Edelrid made it even more durable with aramid fibers in the sheath for increased cut resistance. Its 8.9mm diameter makes this rope one of the skinniest certified single ropes on the market, and you can still use it as a half rope for icy ascents, or pair it up with another rope for ultra-long multipitches. Edelrid equipped this versatile climbing rope with a Pro Shield for optimal performance, a Dry Shield to resist water and dirt, and a Thermo Shield treatment for enhanced handling. Despite its skinny diameter and light weight, the Swift still boasts a superb fall rating when you use it as a single rope for onsight attempts, and its fall rating for when you use it has a half or twin rope is simply exquisite. Get the 80 meter for long multipitch routes, the 70 for sport, or rock the standard 60 if you want the ideal all-arounder.


  • Skinny climbing rope triple-certified for single, half, or twin
  • 8.9mm diameter is the second skinniest single rope from Edelrid
  • Pro Dry treatment meets UIAA's standards for water absorption
  • Thermo Shield enhances handling
  • 3D lap coiling is easy to untangle for the first time
  • Aramid fibers in the sheath for increased cut resistance
  • Not suitable for top-roping or workout climbing
  • Item #ELRC03D
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved
single, half, twin
Dry Treatment
Pro Dry
Static Elongation
[single] 5.5% [half] 5.2% [twin] 3.5%
Dynamic Elongation
[single] 29% [half] 26% [twin] 25%
Impact Force
[single] 9.9kN [half] 7.3kN [twin] 11.8kN
UIAA Falls
[single] 6 [half] 18 [twin] 30
Center Mark
Sheath Construction
Sheath Mass
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[60m] 7lb 1.7oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

5 based on 4 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2023

Future of rope technology

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I've used this as my main rope for 10s of thousands of feet of whipping and jugging. Over the course of this time it has received some fuzzy spots, BUT the core is perfectly intact. It's taken half a year of abuse and still looks new after a wash. Best rope ever. I find myself bringing it over other peoples ropes every time for the piece of mind when jugging and whipping on less than smooth rock. Can't reccomend it enough,

Andrew P
5 out of 5 stars

October 21, 2022

The absolute best rope I've ever owned

I've put it through the wringer

This rope is the absolute best rope I've ever owned, period. If you're looking for a rope to do it all, this is it! From speed climbing on bigwalls in Yosemite to Kyrgyzstan's remote alpine bigwalls, this rope has performed the best of all the ropes I've owned/used. It truly feels bomber, feeds (and catches!) in a grigri like a charm, handles great and it's relatively tangle free with a little care. I'm mostly amazed at its durability while free climbing, taking gnarly whips on it or jugging it as a fixed line on bigwalls, I just can't wear it out. 8.9 is the smallest diameter I would go for an all around, and I honestly felt a bit spooked to use such a skinny rope for every type of climbing, but Edelrid found the perfect recipe and it just works! It also makes for a perfect alpine rope where weight matters and cut resistance is key. When it's time to retire it, I'm 100% getting the same one again.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 4, 2021

New daily driver

I've put it through the wringer

This 8.9 has become my daily driver and I'll never look back. The aramid fibers add just the right amount of structure to a skinny rope for a perfect balance of supple handling and control. The added cut resistance from the aramid fibers also gives me a huge peace of mind. My only wish is that it came in a bi-pattern option.

5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2020

8.9mm is the new 10mm.

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

This cord is amazing. Skinny, yet durable. The aramid weave in the sheath adds a lot of protection and makes this rope roughly as durable as any 9.8mm, but without the weight. Packs down to roughly the same size as a 50m, 9.8mm cord - and is especially light feeling on route. The handling is super nice, soft, and with a great hand feel. The aramid gives the rope a really nice look and feel. Took it out into Little Cottonwood for some pitches and put it to full use with a wandering pitch of roofs where the rope had to run and rub across the edges. Held up like a champ. At first look, you may do what i did, and go "Woah, this thing is skinny" - but after a few pitches on the rock, I am sold. My partner and I both took a few small falls and didn't notice the difference in elongation and felt like the rope provided soft catches regardless. I will update this review the more that I climb on it - especially if I take it into the alpine. More to come!

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Alex Q