Edelrid Swift 8.9mm Dry Rope

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One of the skinniest, this supple rope meets testing standards to certify it as a single, half or twin. A solution for ice and alpine climbers who want a light rope to keep their options open. The yarn and sheath treatments provide excellent handling during its lifetime.

  • Thermo Shield is designed to improve the ropes handling characteristics.
  • Dry Shield coating is water and dirt-resistant to extend the rope's lifespan.
  • Pro Shield finish coats individual yarns with Teflon to reduce friction between them. The yarns slide past each other, so each is weighted equally when loaded.
  • Specs shown are for single rope tests.

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Ideal for
  • Rock climbing
  • Snow and ice climbing
  • Single (‹ 9.6mm)
  • Half
  • Twin

Dry ropes have a water-resistant treatment on both core and sheath. Dry (UIAA certified) ropes have both core and sheath treated, plus meet the UIAA Water Repellent standard by passing a stringent test where a soaked rope cannot absorb more than 5% of the rope's weight.

Dynamic elongation

Maximum elongation in the first UIAA test fall, where a weight is attached to the rope and then dropped. Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.

Static elongation

In controlled tests, a weight is suspended from the rope (not dropped). Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.

Impact force

The amount of force, in kN, that the first UIAA fall puts on the falling object. Less impact force puts less force on the climber, belayer, and protection during a fall.

Linear weight 52g/m
Diameter 8.9mm
Halfway pattern change No
UIAA fall rating

Indicates the number of consecutive falls a rope withstood during testing in a controlled environment. The number is for reference only, and does not indicate the number of falls a rope will withstand during actual use or over its lifespan.

Made in Germany