Announcements direct from the manufacturers
UIAA standards stipulate that a rope should absorb no more than 5% of its own weight in water. All EDELRID Pro Dry ropes,... Read more
When selecting an EDELRID rope, you can be confident that not only will it offer best in class performance and safety, it... Read more
HoldBreaker is really psyched to be working together with BlueWater to bring their quality and high performance ropes into the UK. Read more
In 1862 a skilled rope maker, Kaspar Tanner founded a business creating ropes for agricultural use. Over the years, his business... Read more
German climbing brand EDELRID have produced a comprehensive online 'Rope Book' that's designed to act as the definitive reference... Read more
The new-generation ABSOLUTE TRX features MILLET TRIAXIALE® technology and raises safety, longevity and absolute efficiency a... Read more
Petzl's new range of climbing ropes have been developed to meet the needs of today's climbers. Whether you are looking for a... Read more
Cut waste and make use of old ropes with this step-by-step video guide to weaving your own rope mat from EDELRID.
The 8.0 Phoenix - a great all rounder for the coming season Read more
Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its... Read more
A sturdy single rope from the Spanish brand Fixe-Roca and distributed by Alpkit in the UK.
Toby Archer reviews the Fixe-Roca... Read more
The Performance 9.2mm from Edelweiss is a triple rated rope, meaning it can be used as a single, a twin, or a half rope. It... Read more
Edelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more
Duncan Campbell tests the Mammut Infinity 9.5 rope.
Duncan Campbell tests two ropes from Petzl... He takes some falls and survives!
But there is more to it than that, surely?... Read more
The UKC team take a look at 6 lightweight ropes for sport climbing and trad climbing varying in diameter from 8.9mm to 9.4mm. Read more
Toby Archer tests out the versatile world of triple rated ropes, and reviews three alternatives from three of the biggest rope... Read more
Ever wondered how climbing ropes are made? Earlier this year Mick Ryan paid a visit to Sterling Rope in Biddeford, Maine to find... Read more
Mark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock climber through their... Read more
Two ropes, says Jack Geldard. One route. One day. Four arms. Eleven falls. One power scream. Two cold bacon sandwiches. One ... Read more