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Tendon promotes active mountaineering which is not only a sport, philosophy or life style, but in addition represents the unrestrained forces of nature that stream across all senses of anyone who wants to know oneself through mountain climbing.

Tendon is not satisfied with standard solutions but tries to find the best solutions – we continue improving reliability and functionality of equipment for mountaineering, works at height as well as professional work of rescue teams.

Tendon does not stick in one place and does not only monitor technological development, but is an active part of research and development in the field of mountaineering, work at height and (unclear over free depth), rescue activities, and work of height specialists.

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Mid-range Sport Ropes

We compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope both indoors and out. So which is right for you?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Lightweight Helmets

Gone are the days of heavy helmets - and gone are the days of any excuse not to wear one! In this review we test some some of the best and lightest helmets out there on the market. The lightest - the Petzl Sirocco - is just 165g! The rest of the helmets don't weigh...

Lightweight Sport Climbing Ropes

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.

Edelrid Swift, Tendon Ambition, Sterling Nano

Mark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock climber through their paces. A high end performance 'skinny' sport rope, a mid range workhorse single rope and a premium set of...

Tendon Master 9.2mm Rope

Dave Pickford takes an in-depth look at the Tendon Master 9.2mm rope: "Tendon is a relatively recent name on the UK climbing rope market, and based on the performance of the 'Master' 9.2mm I have recently been testing, the brand looks set to take the high-end climbing rope...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The Tendon Route 2017 - Win a Rope Each Week AND the chance to win a trip to Roma

Do you want to win a week climbing to Romania, meet new people and culuture, bolt a new routes and have a greatest time ever? If so, click here to read more...

Tendon Climbing Ropes Receive International Accolades

Tendon has recently secured two international accolades, highlighting the barnds status as a manufacturer of high performance ropes for every climbing situation.

OutDoor 2013 - Ropes Report

Check out the latest in rope technology in this article - direct from the huge OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen, Germany. What's new? How about an 8.6mm single/twin/half rope from Edelrid? Or even a full new rage of ropes from Petzl, yes, from Petzl! Plus loads more...

OutDoor 2011 - Ropes Report

At OutDoor 2011 most rope manufacturers were continuing the trend of thinner ropes with better handling. There were also some interesting...

Tendon Ambition 7.9mm Complete Shield Rope

The Ambition 7.9 is a fantastic lightweight rope certified as both a half and twin rope. Great durability and fantastically low...

Tendon Ambition 8.5mm x 60m Protect Shield 'Twin Pack'

Lightweight half ropes with great versatility and very high durability. All technical specifications are designed...

OutDoor Show 2010 - ROPES

Mick Ryan reports on the latest news and innovations in climbing ropes. Last week, we reported on the OutDoor Show and announced the...


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