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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

23 May 2016

thumb 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

Oct 2015

thumb When selecting an EDELRID rope, you can be confident that not only will it offer best in class performance and safety, it... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb HoldBreaker is really psyched to be working together with BlueWater to bring their quality and high performance ropes into the UK. Read more

Apr 2015

In 1862 a skilled rope maker, Kaspar Tanner founded a business creating ropes for agricultural use. Over the years, his business... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb German climbing brand EDELRID have produced a comprehensive online 'Rope Book' that's designed to act as the definitive reference... Read more

Jul 2014

thumb The new-generation ABSOLUTE TRX features MILLET TRIAXIALEŽ technology and raises safety, longevity and absolute efficiency a... Read more

Jun 2014

thumb 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

Mar 2014

thumb Cut waste and make use of old ropes with this step-by-step video guide to weaving your own rope mat from EDELRID. Read more

Nov 2013

thumb The 8.0 Phoenix - a great all rounder for the coming season Read more

Aug 2013

thumb 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

Ropes Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Jul 2015

thumb 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

Jul 2015

thumb 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

Nov 2014

thumb Edelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more

Aug 2014

thumb Duncan Campbell tests the Mammut Infinity 9.5 rope. Read more

Jun 2014

thumb Duncan Campbell tests two ropes from Petzl... He takes some falls and survives! But there is more to it than that, surely?... Read more

Dec 2012

thumb 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

Sep 2011

thumb Toby Archer tests out the versatile world of triple rated ropes, and reviews three alternatives from three of the biggest rope... Read more

Jun 2011

thumb 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

Jan 2011

thumb Mark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock climber through their... Read more

Oct 2010

thumb Two ropes, says Jack Geldard. One route. One day. Four arms. Eleven falls. One power scream. Two cold bacon sandwiches. One ... Read more

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