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Edelrid 8.9mm Swift Eco 2xDry Rope

8.9mm Swift Eco 30m 2xDry


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The world’s first ever PFC-free rope that meets the UIAA Water Repellent standard. Made from high-quality recycled yarns left over from our production. Each batch is unique. Ropes don’t get eco-friendlier than this.

  • Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling
  • Not suitable for working routes or top roping
  • Water absorption less than 2% as per UIAA Water Repellent Test
  • 3D lap coiled so you can use it straight away, without kinking and tangling

Retail price

US$ 162.81
Price is a static conversion from
€150.00 EUR
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Weight 52.0 g/m
3.439 lbs / 1560 g
Diameter (millimeters) 8.9 mm
Length (meters) 30 m
Rope Type


There are 3 types of dynamic ropes that are used by climbers. They are known as Single, Half (Double), and Twin. The type of rope preferred varies by climbing style, location, and region.


By far, the most common type of rope. Great for indoors and out. In the US, it is the most common sport and big wall and are also used for trad cragging. The handling is simple and the diameter options are quite varied.

Half (Double)

The best cure for a meandering route, only one of the ropes will clip into each piece of protection so a mindful climber can can reduce rope drag considerably. You can also rappel twice the distance, it’s easier to safely protect traverse pitches and there is a smaller chance that both ropes would become damaged (by rockfall, crampons, etc).


Both ropes must be clipped through each piece of protection. This is the lightest style of (two) ropes. They excel for rappels, going twice the distance vs a single rope, but do not have the ability to mitigate rope drag even though there are two ropes.

It is unlikely both ropes will be damaged at once, and is why many alpine, ice and mixed climbers choose twin and/or half ropes.

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Every rope type and when to use them
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)

UIAA Falls

This refers to the number of UIAA falls a rope has been tested to be able to withstand without breaking. The UIAA fall is a complicated test that is designed to create a uniform standard for strength in ropes, and is not generally reflective of real-world climbing situations. The test involves dropping a weight tied to the rope in such a way that it will see the highest amount of force a real-world situation could generate. The UIAA requires that Single and Half ropes must pass this test without breaking at least 5 times, while twin ropes must withstand 12 falls. In practice, it can likely be concluded that ropes that have higher than this standard number of falls will be stronger and put up with more abuse.

It is important to note that any rope that is UIAA or EN certified is considered safe to climb on, regardless of the number of UIAA falls it is rated for.

7 falls  / 22 falls  / 22 falls
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)

Dynamic Elongation

This refers to the amount of stretch measured during the dynamic testing (or drop test) used when certifying ropes. Higher stretch will absorb more force and result in a softer catch but increases chances of groundfall at the beginning of a climb. The EN and UIAA require a stretch of at least 10% and no more than 40% for dynamic ropes. Single and Half ropes are tested individually and Twin ropes are tested as a pair.

35.0 % /  30.0 % /  28.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)

Static Elongation

This refers to the amount of stretch measured during the static test used when certifying ropes. Most climbers will notice the difference in static elongation when climbing in a top rope situation, where higher stretch will make for a springier belay and could result in a ground fall when climbing closer to the ground. The EN and UIAA require a stretch of no more than 10% for Single and Twin ropes and no more than 12% for Half ropes. Single and Half ropes are tested individually and Twin ropes are tested as a pair.

6.8 % /  8.6 % /  5.3 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)

Impact Force

Impact force is the amount of force in kN that is measured at the testing mass during the UIAA dynamic drop rope test. When the weight is dropped, the force measured must be at or below 12kN for Single and Twin ropes and 8kN for Half ropes. The real world application of this test is determining that the rope can dissipate and absorb the appropriate amount of force from the fall as it would be felt by the climber. The variables used in the test set a situation that is well beyond anything climbers encounter, and shouldn't be considered realistic to actual climbing situations.

In reality forces of this magnitude would result in severe injury as this test is designed to test the limits of the rope and not the comfort of the climber.

9.00 kN /  6.70 kN /  10.40 kN
Dry Treatment

Dry Treatment

When a rope is dry treated, it has had a coating applied to its core fibers, its sheath fibers, or both. The purpose of this coating is to reduce the amount of water the rope can absorb when in wet or icy conditions. Wet ropes are heavier, handle and belay differently, and have been tested to be weaker than dry ropes. Many climbers prefer dry treated ropes for very dusty or dirty environments, as they are more resistant to uptake of dirt and can stay cleaner longer.

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Benefits of Dry vs Non-Dry ropes
Sheath & Core PFC-Free Dry ­
Sheath Proportion (%) 34.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0 mm
Type of Middle Mark Marking
Rope End Marker None
Certification UIAA
RFID / NFC Option


This technology can be helpful if you are a gym or professional business where you'd like to track the usage and age of your ropes.

RFID is how items are uniquely identified using radio waves (Radio Frequency Identification). It's for 1-way communication from 10cm to 100m away depending on the frequency. Example: Airport Baggage.

NFC is a subset of RFID that is restrained to close proximity communication typically less than 10cm (Near Field Communication). NFC chips can operate a 2-way signal to exchange information. Example: Apple Pay.


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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 5/5

The Edelrid Swift Eco Dry is an 8.9mm rope that comes in lengths between 60m and 80m, and is best used for situations where weight savings is mandatory. We loved our 80m for onsight attempts on 40m pitches at Chulilla and Montsant in Spain, and also laud Edelrid for taking the steps necessary to produce the most environmentally friendly climbing rope they could. While it isn't a highly affordable choice, it is certainly one that is worth the money.

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

If I was heading somewhere like Kalymnos or Chulilla, where the routes are long and the focus would be on onsights and quick redpoints, then the Swift would undoubtedly be the only rope I'd take with me. In the Alps its weight, combined with its gold star 'Pro Dry' treatment, make it an ideal choice for everything from glacier travel to north faces. Durability-wise it belies its diameter by packing a serious punch, with a solid structure and an impressively robust feel. Finally, we can't understate what Edelrid have aimed to achieve environmentally with the Swift, and we really applaud the effort they've made to reduce their impact.

Climbing Gear Reviews UK rating 5/5

It’s strengths just like the standard Swift are in trad and winter/alpine use. Used as a double you get an extra margin of security and the versatility to use as a single on less technical routes. In winter and the Alps I can see me using it as a single for simplicity and light weight and perhaps pairing it with a tag line or a super light double/twin like the Skimmer we reviewed last year. Bear in mind that you would need to rig the Skimmer as a pull line rather than as a conventional double when abseiling as the differing diameters going through your ab device could have dangerous consequences! So far the Swift Eco Dry has proved equal to the conventional Swift. It seems likely that the Eco Dry treatment will not prove as durable as the original Pro Dry and the crux will be how much less durable it is, something that will probably take a good 12 months to assess so we will update this page accordingly. However a slightly less durable dry treatment will be a worthwhile trade-off for less environmental contamination – Edelrid still provide the traditional treatment so your needs/conscience will be your guide.

Swift Eco Dry Rope Details