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Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope

Edelweiss Element II 10.2mm Climbing Rope

from $169.90

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Performance 9.2mm EverDry Rope

Edelweiss Performance 9.2mm EverDry Rope

from $209.90

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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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Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

Sterling Fusion Nano AT Dry Rope - 9.2mm

$82.62

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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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Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Dry Rope - 9.8mm

from $206.10

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BiAthlon Pro Standard Rope - 10.1mm

Sterling BiAthlon Pro Standard Rope - 10.1mm

from $225.36

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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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Eliminator 10.2mm Standard Rope

Blue Water Eliminator 10.2mm Standard Rope

from $197.00

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Serenity Dry Climbing Rope - 8.7mm

Mammut Serenity Dry Climbing Rope - 8.7mm

from $249.95

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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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Edlinger 10.2mm Standard Rope

Beal Edlinger 10.2mm Standard Rope

from $139.90

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Evolution Velocity Bicolor Dry Rope - 9.8mm

Sterling Evolution Velocity Bicolor Dry Rope - 9.8mm

from $267.44

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Monster 10.2 mm Rope

Metolius Monster 10.2 mm Rope

from $233.95

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Accelerator 10.5mm Standard Rope

Blue Water Accelerator 10.5mm Standard Rope

from $165.00

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Infinity Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

Mammut Infinity Climbing Rope - 9.5mm

from $259.95

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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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Flyer II 10.2mm Dry Cover Rope

Beal Flyer II 10.2mm Dry Cover Rope

from $209.90

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Stinger III 9.4mm Golden Dry Rope

Beal Stinger III 9.4mm Golden Dry Rope

Sale from $153.96 Reg. $219.95 35% Off

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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.