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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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It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

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 different toe bails for the price of just one pair of crampons. This versatility is a real bonus, reckons Dan Bailey. It's just a shame replacement points are so expensive!


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...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

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) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear
Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear

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 of use we give the verdict here, especially with a view to how it suits UK trad climbing.

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley
Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the...

Lowering off of a long route requires a long rope, which also means a heavy rope, unless it's 8.9mm of course...  © Penny Orr
Lowering off of a long route requires a long rope, which also means a heavy rope, unless it's 8.9mm of course...  © Penny Orr

Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm

With a versatile triple rating and fantastic handling, the Swift is a great route for long sport pitches and alpine north faces...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we...


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Autana wide  © EDELRID

New harnesses from EDELRID

Alongside rope harnesses are another product group in which EDELRID continue to push innovation and release new products. 2020 brings 3 new models.

Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid
Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid

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 taken this one step further...

Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid
Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid

Christmas gifts from EDELRID

Christmas shopping is in full swing. Since you're unable to buy the climber in your life what they really want...decent weather. We thought we'd suggest the next best thing! Have a read below for some gift ideas from EDELRID.

Spindle  © Edelrid
Spindle  © Edelrid

EDELRID - The Ropemaker

EDELRID are a brand known for their innovation. From the OHM to the new GIGA JUL the catalogue is full of groundbreaking new...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...

EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell putting the Giga Jul to use  © EDELRID
EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell putting the Giga Jul to use  © EDELRID

The GIGA JUL: A new innovation from EDELRID

The Giga Jul combines all the advantages of our best-selling Mega Jul with those of a standard tuber.

Jay and Jayne  © Edelrid
Jay and Jayne  © Edelrid

Exciting updates for EDELRID's best sellers

Edelrid's three best selling harnesses have had some exciting updates for 2019. We have the Jay for men, the...


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Claudia Ziegler  © EDELRID

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.

Belayer  © Edelrid
Belayer  © Edelrid

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 with a chance is have a read about the rope below and answer the simple question!

EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell putting the SALATHE to good use  © Edelrid
EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell putting the SALATHE to good use  © Edelrid

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 with a chance of winning is have a read about the helmet and answer the simple question!

Belay-tionship  © Edelrid
Belay-tionship  © Edelrid

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...

Jay and Jayne lifestyle  © Edelrid
Jay and Jayne lifestyle  © Edelrid

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...

Edelrid Belay Kit Competition  © Edelrid
Edelrid Belay Kit Competition  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Belay Kits from EDELRID

Back in 2016 Edelrid made the decision to be the first company to only offer assisted braking belay devices....

Swift Eco Dry Action shot  © Edelrid
Swift Eco Dry Action shot  © Edelrid

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

Edelrid are giving one lucky climber the chance to win a Swift Eco Dry. Answer the simple question to be...

Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid
Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Edelrid Ohm Devices

Edelrid Bulletproof Thumbnail  © Edelrid
Edelrid Bulletproof Thumbnail  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 10 Edelrid Bulletproof HMS carabiners

Shield II  © Edelrid
Shield II  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 EDELRID Helmets

Jayne II  © Edelrid
Jayne II  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win a Jay II or Jayne II Harness from EDELRID


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