Best Climbing Rope

What’s the Best Climbing Rope?

Determining the best climbing rope for your needs often comes down to where you’re climbing and what type of…

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Rope Sheath Slippage

What is Rope Sheath Slippage?

Rope sheath slippage is when the outer core and the inner sheath of a rope move or stretch separately from each…

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How Climbing Ropes Are Made

How Climbing Ropes Are Made (at Edelrid)

In 2017 we travelled to Germany and spent a few weeks at Edelrid’s headquarters and rope making facility. We…

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How to Clean A Climbing Rope 9

How to Clean A Climbing Rope

There are 2 main ways to clean a climbing rope: hand wash in a tub (or container) of water or wash in the washing…

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How Strong is Climbing Rope

Is rope strong enough to climb on?

All ropes that are made, tested, and certified (by the UIAA/CE) for recreational climbing are plenty strong for…

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The Ideal Rope Length 14

The Ideal Rope Length

Rope length and rope diameter are two of the most important characteristics when choosing a climbing rope. On…

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Are Dry Treated Ropes Really Worth It? 16

Are Dry Treated Ropes Really Worth It?

What are Dry Treated Ropes Made for? Dry treated ropes are designed for ice climbing, alpine climbing,…

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Rope Middle Marks Compared & Explained 23

Rope Middle Marks Compared & Explained

What are rope middle marks, how are they made, and are they worth the extra cost? Read on to find out. What is a…

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What's the Best Climbing Rope Diameter? 24

What’s the Best Climbing Rope Diameter?

Rope diameter and rope length are two of the biggest decisions to make when buying a rope. Is a bigger or smaller…

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Rope Types Explained

Rope Types Explained

Many Rope Types for Many Climbing Types Just as climbers may choose one climbing shoe for bouldering and another…

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Dynamic Rope vs Static Rope, which is for Rock Climbing? 31

Dynamic Rope vs Static Rope, which is for Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing, indoors or outdoors, requires a dynamic rope. A dynamic rope is made to stretch and ease the impact…

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Alternatives to the PAS

Alternatives to a PAS

Many climbers choose to forego the PAS (Personal Anchor System) and instead connect themselves to anchors and…

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