|Diameter Range:||Over 9.9 mm|
|Dynamic Or Static:||Dynamic|
|Elongation:||36% dynamic9.3% static|
|Impact Force:||8.3 kN|
|Number Of Uiaa Falls:||1 lb. 11.1 oz. (770 g)|
|Standard Or Dry:||Standard|
|Weight Per Meter:||Over 65 g/m|
|Edelweiss Element II 10.2 Climbing Rope||$146.99 - $209.90|
|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|
Edelweiss makes great ropes. The Element II is a solid and versatile rope. relatively light compared to others. Good dynamic elongation provides a nice soft catch when peeling off a wall. This rope uses what Edelweiss calls Perform 3 technology (better flexibility and impact absorption with lower overall weight). The sheath is made by braiding individual threads instead of braiding in pairs. This equals a smoother feeling sheath with less tendency for drag and more resistance to abrasion wear. I've had this rope for only 2 seasons now; but, it seems to show true to claims in my experience. This is a good wearing rope.
The ARC (bi-pattern weave) is awesome. I always thought marking the center was easy and less expensive. However, marking the center only helps when you can see the center. A bi-pattern weave lets you know whether you have passed the center or not, even if you can't see the actual center point. Common tasks like setting up top rope or cleaning a climb are simplified by this feature. My next rope will have a bi-pattern weave again.
I've been using my Element for 2 years now mostly on sport routes leading and top roping. 10.2 with the HD sheath means this rope may be retired due to age before it wears out. Most rope companies work hard to provide a good product. The sheath feel and elongation ratings make this rope better than many. I would recommend this rope to anyone looking for a versatile workhorse rope that will see a lot of pitches.
The Element II is an excellent rope that is very tough and light. Mine has been my life line on sport to big alpine climbs. Handles great! In 20+ years of climbing I've never had a 10.2 that feeds as if it was much thinner. The sheath is very durable and ARC (bi-pattern) is always a plus. Core repels water like a charm. The elongation is perfect so catches are soft. Mine is a work horse and has been through a lot and still looks and works great.
ARC means bi-color. So, there is no such thing as a "one color" ARC rope. So, when advertising the price of an ARC rope, it does not range from $199.9, since $199.9 is not for an ARC rope. This listing needs to be corrected.
Super-high Quality sheath, tightly woven to reduce wear, Ever-dry core lives up to its name and doesn't absorb water. This rope is a super workhorse fo leads and top-ropes. Cowboy up and go for quality!