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 7

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 12

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? 14

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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Header Lifespan of Climbing Rope

How Many Years Does a Climbing Rope Last?

After hearing loads of contradictory opinions regarding the lifespan of climbing ropes, we wanted to find an…

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All the 29 Brands That Make & Sell Climbing Ropes 19

All the 29 Brands That Make & Sell Climbing Ropes

We list all the 29 brands and manufacturers who sell/make dynamic climbing ropes, alphabetically. Beal –…

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