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Edelweiss Energy ARC 9.5mm EverDry Climbing Rope

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    14 Reviews


    Uncoil quality and unleash vertical excellence.

    Whether it's a hot day in the southern sands or a cool morning at the frozen waterfall, the approach to the crag is always better when you know you've got the Edelweiss Energy ARC 9.5mm EverDry Climbing Rope stashed in your pack. Treated with SuperEverDry, this cord refuses to gain weight when you're stuck in the humidity or drizzle.
    • SuperEverDry treatment prevents your rope from absorbing water, helps the rope dry quicker, and limits stiffness from freezing
    • Perform 3 innovation improves flexibility and impact-force absorption, while decreasing weight
    • Edelweiss HD Cover technology focuses on individual thread braiding to preserve sheath thickness while smoothing rope surface
    • Innovative O-Flex braiding system can greatly increase the lifespan of your rope
    • A mid-point pattern change notifies you when you reach the halfway point during a belay or rappel
    • Item #EDL0024

    Tech Specs

    9.5 mm
    Static Elongation
    Dynamic Elongation
    Impact Force
    7.8 kN
    UIAA Falls
    Sheath Construction
    Perform 3, HD Cover
    Claimed Weight
    58 g/m
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Worst Rope Ever

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

    I took this rope up ONE route (200ft) in Sedona (on sandstone) and it shows EXTREME WEAR. The sheath is the weakest I have ever seen in my life. I have been climbing for 25 years and typically climb 100 to 150 days per year ~30,000-50,000ft of 5.7 - 5.11+ on a single 70m rope. This rope I will never trust my life to because it is already showing extreme wear after 200ft of climbing. My rope that I just retired after 1yr is in better condition than this rope. The pic attached is one example of MANY of how the sheath is damaged. The rope is terrible and the sheath is falling apart. Piece of junk.

    Worst Rope Ever

    Burly & Lightweight Workhorse Rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The rope is truly the definition of a skinny workhorse rope. With diameters of ropes starting to trend downward, this rope is a perfect example of why. Security and safety bundled into a supple and light cord. I've had this rope for two years with an average of 3 days of climbing each week and virtually no visible wear. After countless 30+ ft whippers, jugging over sharp edges on el cap, hard single pitch trad and sport routes, and multiple rappels, this rope looks like it's been only used a few times and still gives me confidence to go for it after two years.

    If you're looking for a midweight rope to drag up big walls, project sport routes, and send hard trad lines this rope is absolutely the one.

    Burly & Lightweight Workhorse Rope

    Great Rope for Beginner to Experienced

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my first climbing rope, and I've loved it so far. Overall, the pattern change is awesome for me as a beginner because it makes me feel a lot more confident about where I am on my rope. I've taken limited falls on it, but I did take about a 10 foot fall on it last week in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and it provided a great catch with enough stretch to make it super smooth. The only thing I wish I would have done was to buy the 70 meter, but in general this is a great rope and I'm really happy with it!

    Great Rope for Beginner to Experienced

    Excellent rope!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this rope in the 70m for a little over 3 years now and it has performed excellently. It's been on everything from single pitch sport climbs to big 2000'+ trad routes and has proved its' worth many, many times. The 9.5 size is great to trim some weight and reduce packing size for those long hikes deep into the mountains, but still gives you that good feeling of security that you may loose on the super skinny ropes. This rope has been beat to heck, but still comes back for more. With the skinnier size, ropes tend to wear out a little faster but this one has bend as durable as any 9.8 I've ever used. As usual, the bi-pattern is a must if you plan on doing lots of rappelling since it speeds that process up so much!

    All in all-- an excellent rope for those that want to drop a few mm's from their workhorse rope, but don't want to drop down to the truely skinny lines.

    Excellent rope!

    I love this rope like people love dogs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There’s only one thing that could make this rope better: if it were 10 meters longer. Seriously, though, I can’t say enough good things about this rope. Its mid-point design change is ideal and helps me have a better understanding of where I am on my rope – especially before I’m going to repel. Overall, this rope rocks, and I would recommend that all beginning climbers consider making it their first rope.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used it a ton. Fallen on it a bunch (I weigh 215lbs). My climbing partner is a total geardo and he loves it. It's held up very well. It's so supple and smooth, it handles amazing, and never gets twists or kinks. I will likely buy it again, or at least another edelweiss. I climb sport single pitch.

    I have done some reading and can shed some further knowledge. This rope has a low (very good) impact rating despite its skinniness which is excellent. As well the dynamic elongation is fairly low compared to other similar sized ropes which is also really good (keep you from decking), it still provides a really nice soft catch. I have taken some big whippers on it and the catch was so soft it is almost fun!
    I think I will be sticking with Edelweiss and want to try the Curve ARC next. There 3 HD ropes handle so so nice!

    cool rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    great all around rope. i use it for sport and alpine climbing.

    the diameter is just the right to be able to use it in both types

    also really like the bicolor patten, it helps a lot when you are rapping in the dark with a single rope

    Not Durable - Sheath Wear & Core Damage

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my second Edelweiss rope. I retired my first one after 4 years of use and it was great. However, this rope has been a disappointment. It handles well and is a great size and weight. Unfortunately, it is not durable at all. After light usage of five days of climbing the sheath has worn prematurely in several areas, along with core damage - without taking any falls.

    This was my personal experience, but I have two friends who had the same rope who experienced the same exact issues I had with premature wear and core damage.

    Perhaps it was a bad production batch, but I'll be hesitant to purchase another Edelweiss rope in the future.

    Gotta love it when folks refer to a 9.5 as non durable... My rope is holding up very well as are several of the folks I climb with who use the same cord. I would say however that we're not necessarily "working" our ropes. This rope and the performance line are meant to be used as redpoint go chords and not your every day cragging rope. "Extremely light and dedicated to pure performance, the ENERGY is perfect for climbers to the top level." is what Edelweiss says about the rope. for cragging, top roping, etc. you're better off with a cheaper, thicker alternative. I have 10 year old 10.2s that look brand new. You should check something like that out.

    i wasn't beating on the rope. in the five days i used it, it only took a few falls on top-rope , no leader falls. so that's why i said it was non-durable.

    but thank you for your expert opinion.

    Great so far

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    What first impressed me about this rope is how light it is and how smooth it is clipping. The bi-pattern makes cleaning routes that much easier. The sheath kept the rope from expanding on some of the damper routes at Rumney. For the belayer, it's pretty slick out of the bag, but that improved quickly. So far, it seems pretty durable. I'll be sure to update this after more use.

    So far so great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've climbed on Mammut or Edelweiss ropes for several years now. This is a great rope, has proven durable, light and very bright.

    Long term update: I've now been climbing on this rope for two full seasons. Its been up several big peaks, spent 20 days climbing in Kalymnos, several days cragging etc. Its holding up very very well. Its also one of my climbing partners rope of choice (his is an 80M rope) and he climbs close to full time year round. His is still going strong as well.

    Expected More

      I must say, I was quite disappointed with this purchase. So much so that I have decided to return the Energy ARC. After reading many reviews, and hearing nothing but high praise for the 9.5 edelweiss, I decided to go ahead and try a new climbing rope out, while I have traditionally gone with metolius or mammut. Right out of the package the rope performed amazingly. Handled smoothly, felt durable, and provided an unbelievably soft catch. The ARC provided a smooth, quick feel in the hand for both the climber and the belayer. The rope looked amazing, and appeared as though it would hold up to a moderate amount of abuse. Not even two weekends of use later, the sheath has worn considerably, so much so that I have decided to return the rope. I can't pay close to $250 for a rope that only lasts for a couple of weekends. I'm going back to metolius.

      This rope would be amazing if it held up to more use.

      Love it.

        I picked this rope up for a sport climbing trip to Greece last spring where 70+ meter ropes are the norm. I've long been a devote of Mammut ropes, but at the time, there weren't any available through So, I took a chance and grabbed this cord. I've had the chance to climb and fall with it all summer, and I've been super stoked on it. 58g/m means that even at 80m, this thing is still fairly light. The bi-pattern weave has been super helpful when stringing together multiple raps. Despite the other reviewers experience, my rope is ultra smooth where the patterns come together, no issue there. I live in the Canadian Rockies were sharp limestone is the norm and this cord has held up really well. No core shots or abrasions despite some pretty heavy use. (I've done plenty of projecting on this cord too, it's not all sending ;) Falls have been nice & soft & I love the feel of this cord. I trust this rope with my life & would definitely recommend it to others.

        Does this rope have a dry core as well as...

        Does this rope have a dry core as well as sheath, or just a dry sheath? The title states everdry, while the description says supereverdry. It would be nice to have this feature clearly stated.