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A best-seller for a reason.
You've probably seen the Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm Dry Unicore Climbing Rope at some sport crag, faraway alpine wall, or even the gym. That's because most climbers can agree on this best-selling rope's versatile 9.8mm diameter that's both friendly for beginning belayers and light for advanced climbers working on projects. Edelweiss treated this Curve with a Dry treatment to add dirt- and water-resistance, and the Unicore construction connects the core to the sheath to eliminate sheath slippage for long-lasting use. The HD Cover sheath has a smooth braiding process that you can actually feel. This climbing rope's durability and lightness enters it into Edelweiss's most advanced generation of climbing ropes.
- Best-selling climbing rope for sport and trad routes
- Versatile 9.8mm diameter accommodates beginners and experts
- Dry treatment adds dirt- and water-resistance to the sheath
- Unicore connects the core to the sheath to eliminate slippage
- HD Cover offers a smoother braiding process
- Perform 3 generation of durability and lightness
- Item #EDL001M
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just bought this rope because of it's 40% off price. Seems to be a really nice dry dynamic rope especially at this price. Edelweis website states, "The last 2 digits from the batch number indicate the year of manufacture, i.e. 08 = year 2008 and The total maximum lifetime (storage before use + lifetime in use) is limited to 15 years (i.e. if the time of storage was 6 years the maximum time in use is limited to9 years:15– 6 = 9)." Mine is 2016, so yes, a couple years old but still plenty of life left. Although, 15 years seems pretty extreme. Make sure you inspect your ropes everytime out.
The rope handles well like others I've used. Fits ATC/gear well and feeds smoothly, knots and unknots easily, etc.... The Unicore Construction and Dry Treatment Edelweiss uses are really nice features. HD Cover seems buzz wordy. It may be smoother than some other ropes out there but seems comparable to most ropes I've used so...yeah. Feels like a good climbing rope. Center marker appears to be inked on the outside, as most ropes are, so it may wear off. Still a nice feature. Color is vibrant red which really stands out and is easily seen. 9.8 is a great spec for good all around use. While there clearly are better options for specific applications, it's light enough for lead, yet heavy enough for top roping and rappell.
If you're in need of a good rope, at this price, spec, and year of manufacture, it's the rope to buy. It's super nice and I'm looking forward to getting more use from it.