/ singing rock gear
Heard of them, never used them, it'll be fine.
No ide about their ropes, seen a few whippers taken onto their harnesses and they were fine. Chalk bags looked pretty alright too.
Made by Tendon (Lanex). I´ve used them for years so yes they are good.
Czech company. Not seen the ropes, but their harnesses are quite widely used over here (Bavaria) and seem fine. Used a lot as hire gear by walls and groups, which would tend to indicate a good price/durability ratio. My wife has one, seems happy with it and it hasn't broken.
The ropes are made by tendon in the Czech Republic, who apparently also make the cheaper beal and edelrid ropes, so in principle they know what they are doing.
That said, a few years ago I had a cheapo tendon rope which I wore out in one indoor season, so overall it did not come cheaper than using an expensive, quality rope for longer (back to the pricier, made in Germany edelrid variety).
The harnesses and other hardware are quite good, though, and singing rock is one of the largest companies in Europe for altitude work safety equipment.
As others have said, Singing Rock have been around for ages. I bought a load of their harnesses for our club ages ago, and they lasted really well.
I was going to guess that their ropes were made by Lanex (it's quite common to do that), and others have confirmed. My sport rope is a lanex, and I have no complaints.
> As others have said, Singing Rock have been around for ages. I bought a load of their harnesses for our club ages ago, and they lasted really well.
> I was going to guess that their ropes were made by Lanex (it's quite common to do that), and others have confirmed. My sport rope is a lanex, and I have no complaints.
Singing Rock is part of the Lanex group so not suprisingly they sell their ropes! Lanex sell under their own brand of Tendon and under the Singing Rock brand as well. They are also owners of Raveltik on the hardware side.
cheers for the info. I'd not heard of them, but I have heard of tendon. I don't need a new rope currently, but I happened to stumble/web surf across a singing rock duran rope. at 69 g/m and 10.4mm its a basic, thick, heavy single, nothing exciting, but at 60 quid for 60m it seemed outstandingly cheap. I think I will keep it in mind, next time I need a 30m wall rope I might get one of these and share half of it with someone else.
Elsewhere on the site
Nikwax’s uncompromising environmental ethos has once again been recognised and rewarded by a trusted authority in... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
Skiing Baffin’s couloirs has been on my to do list ever since I saw Andrew McLean and Brad Barlage’s inspirational... Read more
Atom Series: Synthetic insulated mid layers AR: All-Round. Significantly warmer and more protective than a fleece hoody, this... Read more
Hot Aches Productions premiered their latest film Redemption: The James Pearson Story at Kendal Mountain Festival on... Read more