A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
9.2mm Topaz Pro Bipattern 70m 2xDry
Lightweight sport climbing rope with state of the art ColorTec technology, in which the middle of the rope is clearly evident through a pattern change.
Via ColorTec braiding technology the climbing rope changes its design completely in middle point of the rope.
Certified as a twin, double and single rope.
Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling.
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|Weight|| 59.0 g/m|
9.105 lbs / 4130 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.2 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||8 / 30 / 30|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||31.0 % / 31.0 % / 31.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||8.0 % / 8.0 % / 8.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.90 kN / 6.50 kN / 10.20 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||37.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||
|Rope End Marker||None|
Since this was the first Edelrid rope I’ve ever climbed on, I kept a close eye for signs of wear. It’s really withstood the abuse of running over fresh sandstone edges on first ascents, and even sharper ones on new routes on Mexican limestone. After seven months of steady use, it’s still my go-to cord for anything from a new route to laps at the local crag.
Soon after it arrived in the mail, I got right to trashing the Topaz and took it mixed climbing throughout Colorado including at Bear's Den in Rocky Mountain National Park, Vail and for an extended group top-roping sessions on ice and mixed terrain in Clear Creek Canyon. I also took it sport and trad climbing, treating it like a gym rope. Today, after months of use, the rope is holding up well and continues to handle as if it just came out of the box.
while the Topaz claims a diameter of 9.2mm, it climbs much more like a 9.5 mm rope in terms of its weight, feel and durability. Don’t be fooled into thinking this will be your new lightweight redpoint cord, but if you’re looking for a solid-performing all-around workhorse rope that withstood an impressive 8 UIAA falls, and especially if you want a bi-pattern rope with long-lasting dry treatment, you should seriously consider the Edelrid Topaz.
Out of the bag, the Topaz is a pleasure to handle. It’s perfectly supple, finding the happy middle ground between floppy and stiff. It holds knots well but seemed to be a bit slick in the belay device at first, perhaps due to the dry-treatment. After a few pitches of break-in, the Topaz lost some of the slickness and started to show its true colors as a workhorse up for anything.
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.