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Edelweiss 10.2mm Toplight II

10.2mm Toplight II 70m



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The Toplight II 10.2mm is part of our Essential Line ropes range which has been specifically designed for entry level users or climbers who don't want all of the bells and whistles on their kit. Yet, you still get Edelweiss's design ethos of making the most durable ropes available. The Toplight II is a great all-rounder for, indoor, trad, top roping and sport climbing.

Retail price

US$ 159.99

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Weight 65.0 g/m
10.030 lbs / 4550 g
Diameter (millimeters) 10.2 mm
Length (meters) 70 m
Rope Type Single 
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­7  / 00
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 33.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 9.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.30 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN
Dry Treatment None­
Sheath Proportion (%) ­
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0 mm
Type of Middle Mark None
Rope End Marker None
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
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Performance: “This rope has the durability of a fat rope with the feel of a skinnier cord,” one tester said. We loved it right out of the box thanks to its ideal balance of stiffness and flexibility. Add that to the lowest price in the review, and this rope is a win-win-win. The Toplight is the thickest of three ropes in Edelweiss’ Essential line (9.8 and 10 are the others), which aims to offer “top performance at the right price.” Our testers say they hit the nail on the head with the Toplight: “It clips and feeds
through both tube-style and assisted-braking devices easily and smoothly—more like a 9.8,” one multi-discipline tester said, “but it gives me the confidence of a thicker rope when it comes to rock abrasion and lifespan.” For five days in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, six testers led, whipped on, and toproped dozens of pitches, and the rope still looked and felt new. Four of those testers haven’t bought or used a rope above 10mm in a few years, and they all agreed they would purchase this 10.2 lifeline because of its excellent performance and skinny feel. A 65 g/m weight doesn’t add too much heft, either: 8.6 lbs. for 60 meters.

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.