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Over 150 years of alpine expertise

EDELRID was founded by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder in 1863. At first, the company made braids and cords. Julius Edelmann was a salesman and mountaineer, Carl Ridder a technician, who specialised in braiding machines. The faces might have changed over the years but EDELRID remains an innovative and creative company to this day. In 1953 EDELRID invented the kernmantel rope and revolutionised the world of climbing. Materials and production techniques were constantly improved and then 11 years later, EDELRID produced a rope capable of withstanding multiple falls – the forerunner of the modern dynamic climbing rope. Climbing has never looked back since.


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Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading brands, to offer a wide view of what's available and what works best.

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Edelrid Sendero Harness - quietly competent

"The Sendero is actually quite difficult to review because there is really very little to dislike about it" says Toby Archer. 

Edelrid Swift Protect Pro Dry Triple-Rated Rope

It's not only triple rated, but the Edelrid Swift Protect Pro Dry is also claimed to be more cut resistant than other such ropes on the market, thanks to the addition of Aramid in its sheath. From North Wales to the Alps, Tom Ripley has tried...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three...

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot)...

Edelrid Giga Jul

Billed as the most versatile belay device ever, the Giga Jul is the latest in a long line of belay devices under the Jul label. After six months...

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

EDELRID #climbGREEN carabiner range

Enviromental sustainability has been one of the main driving forces behind EDELRID products for many years and the #climbGREEN range continues that trend.

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

EDELRID's 2020 highlights

Despite 2020 being a rather odd year, Edelrid as always released some stand out products. These are our highlights!

History of EDELRID and some key products

EDELRID started out manufacturing braids and cords and in 1880 presented their first braided fishing lines in...

New harnesses from EDELRID

Alongside rope harnesses are another product group in which EDELRID continue to push innovation and release new products. 2020...

Swift Protect Pro Dry: A new innovation from EDELRID

EDELRID are widely regarded as one of the world's most innovative rope manufactures. For 2020, we've...


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Competition Win an EDELRID #climbGREEN package

Environmental consciousness and sustainability have long been two of EDELRID's key company values. Our #climbGREEN range takes this a step further.  We are now giving one lucky climber the chance to win a rope, harness and belay kit from our #c...

Competition WINNERS - Win an EDELRID Shield helmet

EDELRID are giving two lucky climbers the chance to win the Shield in one of our new colourways.  The Shield is a lightweight and robust, In-Mold helmet with our innovative Wing-Fit closure system and excellent ventilation.

Competition WINNERS - Win an EDELRID AUTANA or SENDERO harness

To keep psyche high throughout this period, EDELRID are giving two lucky climbers the chance to win a Women's Autana harness or a Men's Sendero harness.

Competition WINNER - Win an EDELRID Swift Protect Pro Dry

EDELRID are giving one lucky climber the chance to win a Swift Protect Pro Dry. All you need to do to be in...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 EDELRID SALATHE climbing helmets

This month EDELRID are giving two lucky climbers a chance to win a Salathe. All you need to do to be in...

Competition WINNER - Win an EDELRID OHM

EDELRID are giving you the chance to save your 'Belay-tionship' by giving away an OHM to one lucky climbing duo. All you need to...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Jay or Jayne harnesses from EDELRID

Be in with a chance of winning one of Edelrid's best selling harnesses by answering a simple...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Belay Kits from EDELRID

Competition WINNER - Win a 60m Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm rope

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Edelrid Ohm Devices

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 10 Edelrid Bulletproof HMS carabiners

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