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Element II 10.2mm Rope

Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Rope

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Rando 8mm Cover Rope - Standard

Beal Rando 8mm Cover Rope - Standard

$80.91 $89.90 10% Off

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Ice Twin 7.7mm Golden Dry Rope

Beal Ice Twin 7.7mm Golden Dry Rope

from $103.94 $159.90 35% Off

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Swift Dry Climbing Rope - 8.9mm

Edelrid Swift Dry Climbing Rope - 8.9mm

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Cobra II Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.6mm

Beal Cobra II Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.6mm

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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

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Canyon Dual Sheath Rope - 9.2mm

Blue Water Canyon Dual Sheath Rope - 9.2mm

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Ice Line Unicore Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.1mm

Beal Ice Line Unicore Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.1mm

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Ice Line 8.1mm Rope

Beal Ice Line 8.1mm Rope

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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