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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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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 rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 alike; but it is the environmentally-aware production that really sets this rope apart, says Rob Greenwood.

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 female-specific models here.

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 came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

Edelrid Bulletproof the set  © UKC Gear
Edelrid Bulletproof the set  © UKC Gear

Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners....

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr
How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger,...

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review...

Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear
Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear

Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the...


Latest News

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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 Jayne for women and the Finn for kids.

Aramid  © Edelrid
Aramid  © Edelrid

Stocking Fillers from Edelrid

Now that the festive season is upon us it's time to start thinking about hanging up your rock shoes for a few days and relaxing. Before that however you may want to consider a few small gifts for the climber in your life.

Shark Crampon  © Edelrid
Shark Crampon  © Edelrid

Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some winter activities. Edelrid have a large range of products specifically developed for this purpose.

Starling Left  © Edelrid
Starling Left  © Edelrid

Edelrid Rope Range Highlights

Due to the success of our competition to win a 60m Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm rope that is currently running on UKC. We...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear
OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on...

Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid
Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid

The Edelrid Ohm: A revolution

With the amount of interest that has been shown in our competition that is currently running to win 1 of 2 Edelrid Ohm...


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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 question!

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. This represented a huge step forward in Edelrid's dedication to both innovation and safety. Two years later the range has evolved to...

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 in with a chance of winning!

Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid
Edelrid Ohm  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Edelrid Ohm Devices

Every once in a while a product comes along that revolutionises a certain aspect of everyone's favourite sport. The...

Edelrid Bulletproof Thumbnail  © Edelrid
Edelrid Bulletproof Thumbnail  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 10 Edelrid Bulletproof HMS carabiners

Most climbers will at some point have experienced that horrible feeling when you have to accept that...

Shield II  © Edelrid
Shield II  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 EDELRID Helmets

EDELRID are giving 3 lucky UKClimbing readers the chance to win one of their most popular climbing helmets.

Jayne II  © Edelrid
Jayne II  © Edelrid

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

Win 1 of 3 Jay II or Jayne II all-rounder harnesses, with adjustable leg-loops and easy to align...

Edelrid Competition  © Edelrid
Edelrid Competition  © Edelrid

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Single Ropes from EDELRID

Edelrid Lighting Competition  © UKC Articles
Edelrid Lighting Competition  © UKC Articles

Competition WINNERS - Light up the night with EDELRID

Edelrid Sport Climbing Competition  © Edelrid
Edelrid Sport Climbing Competition  © Edelrid

Competition WINNER - Edelrid Sport Climbing Competition

Edelrid Montage  © Edelrid
Edelrid Montage  © Edelrid

Competition WINNER - Win a 60m Swift Pro Dry 8.9mm climbing rop


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