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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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REVIEW: Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm

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.

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GROUP TEST: Women's All-Round Harnesses

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 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's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners. We've had a selection on long-term test. Here's what we think.

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

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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...

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...

Edelrid Skimmer Pro Dry 7.1mm Rope

It may be a niche product, but if you're saving weight on big mountain routes then this incredibly light double rated rope...

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PRODUCT NEWS: Exciting updates for EDELRID's best sellers

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.

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.

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.

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 Roundup

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

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...

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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WINNERSWin 1 of 2 Belay Kits from EDELRID

Competition WINNERSWin 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 offer...

Competition WINNERWin 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!

Competition WINNERSWin 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 Ohm is one of these.

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 10 Edelrid Bulletproof HMS carabiners

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

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 3 EDELRID Helmets

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

Competition WINNERSWin 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 tie-in points, from...

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 3 Single Ropes from EDELRID

We're giving 3 lucky winners the chance to take home a 60M EDELRID rope of their choice from either the Parrot 9.8mm, Boa....

Competition WINNERSLight up the night with EDELRID

Competition WINNEREdelrid Sport Climbing Competition

Competition WINNERWin a 60m Swift Pro Dry 8.9mm climbing rop

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 3 Edelrid 3D-Vent Harnesses

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