SOLID. MOUNTAIN GEAR.
Nearly 60 years ago Edelweiss invented the core and sheath construction of modern climbing ropes. Still today they continue to drive innovation and lead the market in with new construction techniques and technologies. Edelweiss has partnered with leading alpinists and rock climbing pioneers for decades to produce ropes that match the cutting edge objectives of the day. As a result, Edelweiss today offers a wide range of products from rope to climbing harnesses, helmets, packs and accessory gear. With a long history, highlighted by ground breaking designs and research in quality and safety. Edelweiss is focused on bringing Solid products to the mountains and crags of the world.
©Edelweiss, Inventor of the Kernmantle Rope
©Edelweiss Rope Testing
An astonishing process, bonding rope sheath and core without affecting the rope's suppleness. Even in the hardest conditions of use sheath slippage is suppressed. If the sheath is cut or torn, core and sheath remain bonded together.With a standard rope, if the sheath is cut by abrasion over an edge, a frequent occurrence in work at height and in rescues, it slides and gathers over some metres. It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, either to ascend or to descend. If the problem occurs near to the end of the rope the sheath may slide off completely, and the user fall to the ground. With the UNICORE process the sheath remains in place and the user may escape, either by descent or ascent, taking all necessary precautions. He/she is not stuck without a solution on the rope.The UNICORE process brings an undeniable gain in security during delicate and dangerous operations.
Angela VanWeimersch on Touch Up 5.9+, The Green A Gully, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Photo: © Nikki Smith
EDELWEISS ropes treated with their SUPEREVERDRY water repellent treatment, treating all the fibers of the core and sheath, were some of the first ropes to be certified by the UIAA as Water Repellent. This certification requires that the rope absorbs less than 5% of its own weight in water. During the certification process, the SUPEREVERDRY treated ropes were proven to absorb less than 1.5% water.
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