A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.5mm Energy ARC 70m Bipattern
Extremely light and dedicated to pure performance, the ENERGY is perfect for climbers to the top level.
$219.95 (5% off)
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|Weight|| 58.0 g/m|
8.950 lbs / 4060 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.5 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||7 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||37.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.5 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.10 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Sheath Proportion (%)|||
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
Overall, I think the Edelweiss Energy 9.5 mm is a great rope and definitely worth the purchase. However, there are some considerations to be made. First, the rope is not dry treated and has no water repellent so take extra precaution when using this rope in wet conditions. Second, after a couple days of use I did not notice any tears however, many areas along the rope sheath have begun to frazzle. Always check your rope before, during, and after use for any tears or signs of being worn out. Finally, I would recommend that the belayer who uses this rope have some prior belaying experience. New belayers may not feel comfortable with how easily the rope moves through the belay device. This is especially true if the belayer primarily climbs indoors where ropes tend to be thicker.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.