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Canyon C-IV Rope - 9mm

Sterling Canyon C-IV Rope - 9mm

from $219.60

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Curve Rope

Edelweiss Curve Rope

from $215.95

  • red
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Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope

Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope

from $169.90

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Element II 10.2mm Rope

Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Rope

$718.95

  • blue
  • orange

Mambo Standard Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

Petzl Mambo Standard Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

from $199.00

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Performance 9.2mm EverDry Rope

Edelweiss Performance 9.2mm EverDry Rope

from $209.90

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Volta Dry Climbing Rope - 9.2mm

Petzl Volta Dry Climbing Rope - 9.2mm

from $210.00

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Rando 8mm Dry Cover Rope

Beal Rando 8mm Dry Cover Rope

$89.90

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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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Slim Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

Sterling Slim Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

$95.36

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  • blue
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Evolution Duetto Dry AT Rope - 8.4mm

Sterling Evolution Duetto Dry AT Rope - 8.4mm

from $77.54

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Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

Mammut Gym Climbing Rope - 10.1mm

$139.95

Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

Sterling Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

$82.62

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  • blue
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Fusion Ion2 Bi-Color Climbing Rope - 9.4mm

Sterling Fusion Ion2 Bi-Color Climbing Rope - 9.4mm

$210.60

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  • blue
  • red

Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

from $206.10

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Rock Gym Climbing Rope - 10.4mm

Sterling Rock Gym Climbing Rope - 10.4mm

$91.53

  • green
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Eternity Classic Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Mammut Eternity Classic Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

from $149.95

  • green
  • red

Excellence 8.4mm Half Rope

Blue Water Excellence 8.4mm Half Rope

$181.00

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  • blue
  • red

BiAthlon Pro Standard Rope - 10.1mm

Sterling BiAthlon Pro Standard Rope - 10.1mm

from $225.36

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  • green
  • orange

Rando 8mm Cover Rope - Standard

Beal Rando 8mm Cover Rope - Standard

$89.90

Boa Standard Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Edelrid Boa Standard Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

from $149.95

Fusion Ion2 Dry Rope - 9.4mm

Sterling Fusion Ion2 Dry Rope - 9.4mm

from $210.60

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Tusk Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Mammut Tusk Superdry Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

from $219.95

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  • yellow
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How to Buy a Climbing Rope

Security in the Vertical World

Different types of climbing require different types of ropes. Lead climbing (sport or trad) requires a dynamic single rope that will stretch to absorb the impact of a fall. Static ropes do not stretch and are preferred for rappelling, ascending fixed lines, and utility work. Half-rope systems are used on wandering traditional and alpine routes to cut down on weight, reduce drag, and provide a second rope for descent. Twin-rope systems add security on traditional routes where rough terrain could potentially cut a rope. Additional features like dry coatings, middle marks, and bi-patterns are beneficial but are not necessarily required for a rope to safely perform.

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.

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.

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.