The Edelweiss Curve is fluid, light and fit for climbers who want to progress to a higher level.
|Diameter Range:||9.5 mm - 9.9 mm|
|Dynamic Or Static:||Dynamic|
|Elongation:||37% dynamic9.4% static|
|Impact Force:||8.1 kN|
|Number Of Uiaa Falls:||9|
|Standard Or Dry:||Standard|
|Weight Per Meter:||61 g/m|
|Edelweiss Curve 9.8 Climbing Rope||$169.97 - $199.95|
|Edelweiss Curve 9.8 mm X 70 m Standard Climbing Rope||$209.95|
|Edelweiss Curve 9.8 mm X 60 m Standard Climbing Rope Green||$189.95|
After approx. 15 total pitches one of the red sheath threads began to loop out of the sheath. Backcountry would not exchange the rope straight across for a new one, they offered to return my money. As I purchased the rope during a bi-annual sale, I would have to turn around and pay $45 more in order to get the same rope again. I know that a major competitor of Backcounrty will exchange products (even ropes) straight across for a new one, no questions asked. I contacted the distributor of Edelweiss ropes for the U.S., they are exchanging the rope for a new one. So I will continue to support Edelweiss and the major competitor of Backcountry.
I bought this rope for a two week sport climbing trip on prickly Italian limestone. The rope performed brilliantly. I flaked the rope out three times before climbing on it, since my 20+ years of climbing experience has shown that most brand new ropes get kinky (not in a good way) if you don't. It handles well, is smooth yet feels tough enough to give you confidence to take whippers without wondering about your rope. I haven't had it long enough to know how durable it will be, but so far so great!
I've had this rope for 2 years now, it has seen countless climbs and has held up incredibly. Only a few very minor burrs on its sheath and it has always been incredibly smooth. Bi-pattern is a nice comfort when you're setting up a descent a few pitches up, and the 9.8 is a nice diameter to rappel on. At 37% dynamic elongation (stretch) it absorbs falls like a pillow absorbs heads. I use the 70 meter length and would highly recommend it to anyone in the market.
This is a mid-weight rope that is heavy enough for abuse and confidence, but light enough to make it worth carrying. Like all new Edelweiss ropes its a little stiff and slippery out of the box, but I love they way these things handle. I'll report on wear characteristics after a couple of months of heavy use.
Long term report - This thing just came back from a two week trip hangdogging in Kalymnos having held up great.
From multipitch to sport cragging, this is the best rope I've used. It's lightweight, durable, and has easy handling. I love taking this rope out and will probably stick with the Curve for many years.
Good rope been using for two years now and still works perfectly, the weights not bad so hiking with it is fine.
bees wasps and hornets attack mine every time i take it out. still a great rope
This rope began fraying on me by its second day of use. I only used it for lead too! As a rock guide, I have gone through multiple ropes. I have never seen in my 5 years of guiding a rope fray so quick with so little use an virtually no abuse./
I've been climbing exclusively on Edelweiss ropes for at least 15 years, and was very satisfied 'til now. The ARC 9.8 is my first under 10mm and isn't very durable, and makes hands filthy ( I'm not a "clean Type"either). I may have 30-40 days on this rope, max, and there are several frayed spots in the sheath. No hangdoggin ,and no big whippers. I washed it for the first time, after the first weekend this year, and ten mostly light days later black hands again. I'm in the market for a new rope... manufacturer
Pay attention to those elongation figures kids. Your friends who're new to climbing or all-around hang-doggers won't be psyched to be top roping on this guy.
Once you're off the deck a ways though, it sure gives a soft landing.
Climbed with the rope a bunch in Thailand and Japan, worked well, felt good in the hands.