|First fall elongation:||36 %|
|Impact force factor 1,77:||8,3 kN|
|Number of falls factor 1,77:||11|
|Sheath slippage:||0 mm|
|Standard:||UIAA CE EN892|
|Static elongation:||9,3 %|
|Edelweiss Element II ARC 10.2mm Climbing Rope||$199.90 - $229.90|
|Edelweiss Element II 10.2 mm X 60 m Standard Climbing Rope Blue||$179.95|
|Edelweiss Element II 10.2 mm X 60 m Dry Climbing Rope Blue||$249.95|
|Edelweiss Element II 10.2 mm X 70 m Standard Climbing Rope Blue||$209.95|
The first thing I noticed about this rope was its sort of harsh hand. Its texture is initially rough. Also, the first ten or so climbs on this rope leave it wickedly twisted. Coiling and flaking it was a huge pain at first. However, after several weeks of moderate use it finally eased up. The kinks and twists evened out, and the texture became much softer.
The included rope bag isn't the greatest. The bag itself isn't bad, but it has a crappy, lightweight zipper. The zipper was off track within a week... so I gave up on it and threw it in a decent rope bag.
It feeds well through an ATC and a GriGri. Its a solid rope for top roping or some short approaches, but its a little heavy for alpine or longer approaches.
I used this rope all summer and it has been very durable and versatile. It held up against rougher rock like granite without getting frayed. My climbing partner had a petzl and we used both of them about the same amount, but his had already started fraying all over after just 2 months. The only cons are that it needed to be back-fed and stacked a bunch of times due to its tendency to kinks and snarl and that it is a bit stiff.
I've only owned 2 ropes inclined with probably 25, most of those 12 years ago. So I'm not exactly a rope connoisseur. But I'm perfectly happy with this rope as a weekend warrior and someone who leads church trips for very inexperienced climbers.