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Edelweiss Discover 8mm SuperEverDry Glacier Rope

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    Tech Specs

    Diameter:
    8 mm
    Dry Treatment:
    yes, SuperEverDry
    Impact Force:
    9 kN
    UIAA Falls:
    14
    Claimed Weight:
    42 g/m
    Recommended Use:
    alpinism
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    A trustworthy cord.

    Edelweiss designed the Discover 8mm SuperEverDry Glacier Rope for backpacking, alpine summit bids, and backcountry skiing and glacier travel. Keep your gear hoard compact thanks to a small and lightweight-yet-strong design. Edelweiss' proprietary SuperEverDry treatment prevents moisture-induced weight gain. Rated to 14 falls and boasting an impact rating of just 9kN, the Discover provides peace of mind to the speed-oriented adventurer.

    • Reviews
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    Light enough to throw in pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good rope for short rappells and glacier travel. Always nice to have a little insurance policy in the bag if you find yourself having climbed something steeper than you want to descend. Stays dry and takes up little pack space πŸ‘πŸ»

    super lightweight and versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    used it in some vlcanoe snow climbs, also for short-rping in 3rd class terrain, glacier travel... etc. great tinny rope!

    Light & easy pack rope

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great rope for ski mountaineering and short-roping purpases. super light and dry even en wet snow conditions

    Misleading Product category on BC site

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I was searching for a Half rope on Backcountry, and navigated the site as follows:
    Climbing>Ropes>Half-ropes
    This cord was advertised under the Half Rope category. Half ropes can be used by themselves as a single rope. This is rated as a TWIN rope, meaning it was fall tested and meant to be used in combination with another twin rope. Now, this is a perfectly good twin rope however it was sold under another entirely different rope rating category by Backcountry. I attempted to return it but they would not allow, despite misbranding the product. If you are looking for a half rope do not buy this because it is not rated to be used as a single strand by UIAA.

    I had the same experience. Wanted a 1/2 rope bought this rope it turns out to be a twin rope. Still a great rope for glacier travel and short rappel. I guess I will have to buy another one for a twin rope set. At least they are affordable. Very light and the dry treatment is excellent.

    Lightweight packable rope

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Excellent rope that I use for rappels on backcountry touring missions.

    Alpine Adventure Buddy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This rope is my go-to rope for anything ski mountaineering related. The 30 m length packs down super small (smaller than a soccer ball) and is very lightweight making it perfect for rappelling into couloirs. Stays dry in the snow and the bright purple stands out nicely.

    Dry and lightweight peace of mind

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great rope for basic glacier climbs where you're only roping up for safety. I've used this in the North Cascades on a few basic glacier traverses including Mt Baker this summer. Very lightweight, stays quite dry even when being dragged through midday slushy snow. It's also been quite durable so far despite being dragged over some rocks and the occasional clumsy step while wearing crampons. The 30m length is great for two, a little tight for 3. The rope also has a very nice deep purple/black braid which looks great (as far as rope-aesthetics are concerned).

    PS: if you're tying prussik loops for this rope be sure to use a 5mm cord. Anything larger in diameter might be a bit big and won't bite down on the rope very well (at least when I tested it).

    Light and fast drying

      If you need a dry rope it gets the job done.

      I want to have an emergency setup for when...

      I want to have an emergency setup for when I do tree camping in my hammock. Will this rope be good enligh to caught me in a fall?

      Yes

      Ski & Fast Mountaineering Go To

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Grabbed this up a couple years ago and it's my go to rope for two person mountaineering trips on non-tech glacier routes (have even used it for three in a bind) and carrying it for those backcountry ski trips that require short drop to get into. Light weight and very fast drying.

      Fine glacier and ski mountaineering rope

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Just a short twin rope for use as a single line in low fall risk terrain. When you just want a rope for safety or rescue, but don't plan on pitching anything out or rappelling long distances, this is a hunk to carry that'll dry out fast and be ready for the next adventure. A perfect one to keep in the car and throw in when you want to ski something steeper or run on a glacier with crevasses

      Is this considered twin or double rope?...

      Is this considered twin or double rope? Can't tell from the tech specs. Judging by the name, I'm assuming it's suitable for glacier travel.

      Best Answer

      Yeah, it's a twin rope. Besides the diameter, if you look closely at the ends, you'll see a symbol with two interlocking circles, that's the symbol for a twin rope. Some people swear by the weight benefits of 30m ropes, some people would tell you that it's not enough to work with and that you better be really good at self-arrest, especially with only two on. Hope this helps.

      Thank you, Phil. Very helpful. Regarding the suitability for glacier travel, I was more asking about the width rather than the length. I've agonized enough over 30m vs 40m and in the end bought the 30m Sterling Duetto (8.4mm). The plan is to have 2 30m ropes for 3 people and 1 30m rope for 2 with some narrower cord back-ups for rescue.

      If you have that many people it might be better to consider a full length 60m twin line. just sayin