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BiAthlon Pro Rope - 10.1mm

Sterling BiAthlon Pro Rope - 10.1mm

from $249.80

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Canyon C-IV Rope - 9mm

Sterling Canyon C-IV Rope - 9mm

from $219.60

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Curve ARC 9.8mm Climbing Rope

Edelweiss Curve ARC 9.8mm Climbing Rope

$219.95

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Element II 10.2mm Rope

Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Rope

$718.95

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Mambo Standard Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

Petzl Mambo Standard Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

from $199.00

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Volta Dry Climbing Rope - 9.2mm

Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope - 9.2mm

from $210.00

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Fusion Nano DryCore Cimbing Rope - 9.2mm

Sterling Fusion Nano DryCore Cimbing Rope - 9.2mm

from $194.45

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Eliminator 10.2mm Standard Rope

Blue Water Eliminator 10.2mm Standard Rope

from $197.00

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Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope

Blue Water Lightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope

$243.95

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Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

Sterling Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

$82.62

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Infinity Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

Mammut Infinity Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

from $239.95

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Supersafe Evo Dry Climbing Rope - 10.2mm

Mammut Supersafe Evo Dry Climbing Rope - 10.2mm

from $269.95

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Lightning Pro 9.7mm Climbing Rope

Blue Water Lightning Pro 9.7mm Climbing Rope

from $192.95

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Arial Dry Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

Petzl Arial Dry Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

from $230.00

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Slim Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

Sterling Slim Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

$95.36

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Tusk Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Mammut Tusk Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

from $219.95

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Evolution Velocity Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Rope - 9.8mm

from $183.60

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Top Gun II Unicore Dry Cover Climbing Rope - 10.5mm

Beal Top Gun II Unicore Dry Cover Climbing Rope - 10.5mm

from $219.90

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Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

from $206.10

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Pull Down Cord (Tag Line) - 8mm

Blue Water Pull Down Cord (Tag Line) - 8mm

$123.95

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Accelerator 10.5mm Standard Rope

Blue Water Accelerator 10.5mm Standard Rope

from $165.00

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Flyer II 10.2mm Golden Dry Rope

Beal Flyer II 10.2mm Golden Dry Rope

from $249.90

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Evolution Velocity Bicolor Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Bicolor Rope - 9.8mm

from $238.77

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Eagle Light Dry Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

Edelrid Eagle Light Dry Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

from $239.95

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Fusion Ion2 Bi-Color Climbing Rope - 9.4mm

Sterling Fusion Ion2 Bi-Color Climbing Rope - 9.4mm

from $210.60

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Tag Line Rope - 7mm

Sterling Tag Line Rope - 7mm

from $93.51

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Edlinger 10.2mm Standard Rope

Beal Edlinger 10.2mm Standard Rope

from $139.90

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Discover 8mm SuperEverDry Glacier Rope

Edelweiss Discover 8mm SuperEverDry Glacier Rope

$89.95

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Pulse DD 9.9mm Climbing Rope

Blue Water Pulse DD 9.9mm Climbing Rope

from $212.00

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Flyer II 10.2mm Dry Cover Rope

Beal Flyer II 10.2mm Dry Cover Rope

$239.90

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Transformer Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Mammut Transformer Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

$219.95

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Serenity Dry Climbing Rope - 8.7mm

Mammut Serenity Dry Climbing Rope - 8.7mm

from $249.95

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Ice Floss 7.7mm Double Dry Twin Rope

Blue Water Ice Floss 7.7mm Double Dry Twin Rope

$105.00

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Excellence 8.4mm Half Rope

Blue Water Excellence 8.4mm Half Rope

$181.00

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How to Buy a Climbing Rope

Different types of climbing require different ropes. Lead climbing (sport or trad) requires a dynamic single rope that can absorb the impact of a fall. Static ropes don't stretch and are better for rappelling, ascending fixed lines, and utility work. Half-rope systems cut weight on wandering traditional and alpine routes. Twin-rope systems add security on rough terrain.

Single
Whenever you're climbing on lead, you need a dynamic single rope that will stretch to help absorb the impact of a fall. Typically, a rope diameter between 10mm and 11mm will offer more durability and is ideal for regular use. A skinny rope between 9mm and 1 mm is best employed on difficult ascents where every ounce counts. A 60 meter length is considered the standard for most single pitch sport and trad routes. Shop Single Ropes
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Half/Twin
Although similar in appearance, half and twin rope systems are each designed for specific applications. Half ropes are independently rated and can be clipped into alternating pieces of protection. Half ropes help reduce weight and drag on wandering trad and alpine routes. Twin rope systems require both ropes to be clipped into every piece of pro and provide extra security where sharp terrain could damage or cut a rope. Shop Half Ropes Shop Twin Ropes
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Static
Static ropes are highly durable and do not stretch. They are typically used for rappelling, ascending fixed lines, and utility applications like pulling up a haul bag on a multi-pitch route. Shop Static Ropes
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Conditions
For cold and wet weather, look for winter handwear with a waterproof coating (DWR) or waterproof shell fabric like Gore-Tex and plenty of insulation. Often, a waterproof breathable shell fabric will help to protect your hands from the warmth-robbing effects of wind. Shop Dry Treated Climbing Ropes

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