The Ideal Rope Length 5

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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What's the Best Climbing Rope Diameter? 6

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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Dynamic Rope vs Static Rope, which is for Rock Climbing? 12

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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What Does a Rope Fall Rating Really Mean? 15

What Does a Rope Fall Rating Really Mean?

There are a lot of myths about what a rope fall rating means and we’re here to set the story straight.…

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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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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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How to Fit (& Find) The Right Climbing Rope 28

How to Fit (& Find) The Right Climbing Rope

Gear like harnesses and helmets have specific fit preferences, but how do you fit a rope? Finding the right rope…

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How Climbing Ropes Are Made

How Climbing Ropes Are Made (at Edelrid)

Earlier this year we travelled to Germany and toured Edelrid’s headquarters and rope making facility. We…

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Are Dry Treated Ropes Really Worth It? 30

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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UIAA Water Repellent Snow Climber

Explained and Debated: UIAA Water Repellent Dry Test

When I first heard there was going to be a UIAA Water Repellent standard I was stoked. Particularly while…

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Learn to Inspect your climbing rope and when to retire it

How to Inspect a Climbing Rope (When should I retire my rope?)

Rope inspection will be the most helpful step in determining when to retire your rope. Knowing what to look for…

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