Edelweiss Energy ARC 9.5mm EverDry Climbing Rope

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Edelweiss Energy ARC 9.5mm EverDry Climbing Rope and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.8 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 18

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Works as a skinny workhorse-type rope for repeated use.
  • Remains secure and safe, while being lightweight.
  • Very durable even after running over tough rocks.
  • Effectively used on single-pitch trad and sport routes.
  • Pattern change makes you more confident about your spot on the rope.
  • Provides great catch with a smoothness to comfort the fall.
  • Handles very well and doesn’t get twisted.
  • Diameter allows you to use effectively at both sport and alpine.

Expert Reviews

  • Very easy to un-knot the rope.
  • The rope looks stylish and easy to use due to the bi-pattern.
  • Bi-pattern makes it easy to set up top ropes and find the middle of the rope during a multi-pitch route.
  • Very light and easy to travel with.
  • Feels good while using with Petzl GriGri, sliding through easily, but braking when needed.
  • Feels secure and doesn’t stretch too much.
  • Supple but remains stiff, to feed well.
  • Provides a soft catch during falls.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of the sheath showing wear-and-tear very early on.

Expert Reviews

  • The sheath began to fray after minimal use.
  • Moves very easily through the belay device, so should have an experienced belayer handling the rope, so it doesn’t slip through their hands.
  • Less durable than thicker ropes, although for a rope of this diameter it is quite durable.


The Edelweiss Energy ARC 9.5mm EverDry Climbing Rope is a durable, lightweight, and safe option for climbers who want versatility with multi-pitch, single-pitch, and trad routes. The thinner diameter remains secure and strong, while the bi-pattern provides an ease-of-use about the rope and a stylish look, making this a great option for both beginners and advanced users alike.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3.