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Edelweiss Canyon Static 9.6mm EverDry Rope

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    Gear as rugged as you.

    Lowering down a big chunk of vertical real estate is just the beginning. When your rappel ends in a frigid pool, you need to know you've got reliable gear. Feel confident in your trusty Edelweiss Canyon Static 9.6mm Rope. Treated with EverDry, this abrasion-resistant cord won't pick up as much water weight as comparable, untreated models. Unlike many of its peers, the Canyon Static shrinks by a mere 1% in water, and weighs in at just 59 grams per meter.
    • Item #EDL0029

    Tech Specs

    9.6 mm
    Dry Treatment
    yes, EverDry
    Static Elongation
    Claimed Weight
    59 g/m
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Adjust expectations: semi-static rope.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This rope makes a good beginner rope for canyoneering that can do double duty as a top rope. There's a fair bit of stretch and bounce on long rappels, but the same quality will take the kick out of a top rope fall. The sheath seems to wear quickly, but I don't have enough experience with other ropes to judge.

    Seasoned canyoneers will probably want to go with a faster, burlier, lighter 8mm static and experienced climbers will probably want a dynamic rope capable of taking a lead fall.

    For beginners getting into the canyons and into TR, this is a decent, inexpensive, good looking first rope.

    Sheath gave out quickly

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After just a few rappels, I got some pretty significant tears in the sheath. Eventually the core exposed and I had to cut the rope after just a few uses. Not recommended.

    Nice Rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Okay, I'm not a canyoneer, but I like climbing. I picked this rope up because it was a) cheap and b) static, so that I could use it for rigging toprope anchors. The fact that it's dry-treated is just an extra bonus to me (although obviously essential for some). I got the 100 ft. lenght, which works great for wrapping around trees and other natural anchors. I always know I'm going to have enough rope, which is nice. At first I was a little hesitant about the diameter, as many people recommend at least 10mm for top rope anchoring, but so far I really don't see why. This thing is going to hold you NO PROBLEM, and the forces generated in a toprope fall are going to be small anyways. It seems pretty durable too, although it does have some visible wear from being smashed into rocks (since I'm using it as an anchor). I think the wear is mostly superficial though and I still expect a long life out of this rope.

    TLDR: I like it and it's cheap.

    Mixed feelings

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

    I picked up the 200' length to start doing some local canyons with friends.

    This rope handles well from day one. Some ropes will feel very stiff, especially when brand new and can be difficult to tie/tighten/dress properly. This rope took and held a clove hitch tightly without any fight.

    The bright color, as many have noted, really stands out in photos but also shows dirt readily.

    Smooth/fast on rappels, actually a bit faster than I expected @ 9.6mm compared to other ropes I've used in the 9mm range. Be prepared to add some additional friction.

    Perhaps best marketed for dry canyons.

    Dry treatment didn't seem to work very well, at least on the rope I received. Looking at the Everdry designation it appears to be a sheath only treatment. In practice the rope held a surprising amount of water and would ring out like a sponge on every rap after it got into some water.

    44% sheath mass keeps weight down but will likely be less durable over time compared with heavier options with over 50% sheath mass.

    Edelweiss lists materials used as Polyamide\Polyester. It makes sense that this means they are using a polyester sheath with nylon(polyamide) core. Nylon stretches more and is slightly stronger than polyester so this makes sense in a dynamic rope. However, Polyester absorbs less water, retains its strength better when wet, stretches less, and is more abrasion and UV resistant. I've seen at least Imlay and BlueWater, but likely other manufacturers offer canyon specific ropes with polyester core and sheath improving suitability to wet canyons.

    This rope should serve my needs for now but in the future I'll look into a lines with polyester sheath and core.

    Photo: My wife navigating one of the raps in Little Santa Anita Canyon.

    Mixed feelings

    Holds Up and Looks Cool

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So I held off writing this review until I had significant canyon time with this rope. From Zion to Yosemite this rope is durable and yet supple enough to hold knots etc. From sharp granite to coarse sandstone and mud, this rope holds up. Bonus is it shows up nice in photo's as well. An all round affordable canyoneering or top rope rope.

    Bright Rope!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good rope for us, we do basic accenting with it, no issues here. Don't forget to soak the rope in the tub before you use it! This rope is crazy loud, don't forget your sunglasses!

    Bright Rope!!

    Discover the inaccessible

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this rope so that I can make it down canyons, and out of potholes. Since my rope maintenance could use some work (through experience and proper gear) The rope is the perfect diameter for a beginning canyoneer. I will eventually shed some weight, but Ill wait until I can feel I can take better care of my rope. As previously stated, the color really sticks out on the rock. I could see this would be very handy in dark or murky water. It was so bright when I first took it out I felt like neon canyon should be named after my rope. Overall, a great rope!

    Discover the inaccessible

    Awesome static line for repelling

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought the 600 ft role and made a 200 and a 400 ft section. Used the 400 to repell looking glass in Moab and swung out from the ledge about a half dozen times. The color shows up amazing in photos and the weight for a rope this size is extremely manageable for a haul out and up to a big repell

    Awesome static line for repelling

    Awesome static line for repelling

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought the 600 ft role and made a 200 and a 400 ft section. Used the 400 to repell looking glass in Moab and swung out from the ledge about a half dozen times. The color shows up amazing in photos and the weight for a rope this size is extremely manageable for a haul out and up to a big repell

    Nice rope

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    bought this for canyoneering in Mt. Zion. used on the Subway and Keyhole canyon. worked great. dries fast. light weight. No complaints. will use it again.

    Good static rope

      I use for canyoneering and I have no complaints so far. Just make sure you soak it before you take it out and use it.

      I compared the weight of the 8.3mm Imlay Canyonfire (57.3g/m) while this one is slightly more at 59g/m. It's interesting that the difference in thickness didn't affect the weight much. How do you like it compared to the management, durability, and speed of the smaller diameter ropes ?

      If space in your pack isn't a huge issue, I would say this one is the way to go. I only take smaller ropes if I really need the space, but for 90% of what I do this works fine. It's super durable, hasn't been twisting or giving me problems as far as management goes, and its easier to control the speed of your descent on this rope than it would be on thinner ones. Also, since backcountry has an awesome return policy, you can always send it back if its not what you're looking for.

      This is more of a rappel/canyoneering rope than a climbing rope. You can top-rope with it but it is not mean for leading. It is a semi-static rope, you would probably be better off with a dynamic rope. But the instructions say to soak it because it will shrink around 5% the first time.

      Solid semi-static for doing laps

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The title says it all....I use this light weight rope to run solo top-roping routes with toothed devices i.e. ascender/mini traxion. Has a nice feel to the rope and feeds well. highly recommended.

      Light, bright, and sheds water

        I recently purchased a spool of this rope for canyoneering and tested it on the sharp granite of California. POSITIVES: The rope is light, well priced, supple enough for knot tying and easy to grip. It ran fairly fast on rappel for heavier folks as expected for a new rope. It sheds water well which is nice for long days in the canyons. The bright color is easy to see and good for photos too. We didn’t notice much bounce to this rope even given the fact that it is self-titled as “semi-static”. It’s supposed to be rated for a factor 1 fall or lower. It is not a lead climbing rope and we will definitely only be using it for canyoneering. I have seen very little wear so far – we shall see what happens after a few days in Zion. NEGATIVES: If you are new to canyoneering you might want a thicker rope or one that has a more protective sheath. This one has had no issues to date. OTHER NOTES: The manufacturer states you should soak the rope in water and let it dry fully before first use because it will shrink up to 5%.

        How well will this rope work with a grigri...

        How well will this rope work with a grigri 2?

        Hey null,

        Thanks for your question.

        Yes, this rope diameter of 9.6 will work excellent with the Petzl Grigri 2. You are just inside the optimal range of the belay device.

        Grigri 2 (from

        For 8.9mm to 11 mm single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes)

        Best Answer

        Null from your question i am getting the impression that you are intending to use this for rock climbing. If so this rope would be inappropriate for you because it is a non-stretching static rope which will not stretch to cushion a fall. You would instead require a dynamic climbing rope if you wish to use a gri gri to belay another rock climber.

        Does it come with a rope bag?

        Does it come with a rope bag?

        The description says the rope is treated...

        The description says the rope is treated with EverDry. Does this make it a dry rope?

        Yes read below

        All Edelweiss ropes come treated with either Everdry or Super Everdry. The Everdry treatment developed by Edelweiss reduces water absorption by 50% and the Super Everdry by a further 25%. This has some huge advantages:
        Treated ropes weigh less when exposed wet conditions

        I live in Appalachia and plan on using...

        I live in Appalachia and plan on using this rope for rappels. Will it stand up to this use or should I find a static rope specifically designed for rappelling?

        Why does the product info list canyoneering...

        Why does the product info list canyoneering as the rope's recommended use and not big wall climbing? I need a static line for big wall hauling and ascending.