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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

Beal Cobra II Half Rope

The Beal Cobra is an all round rope that can be used for trad, winter and alpine. These mid-weight ropes are ideal for anyone who wants just one pair for a bit of everything, says Martin McKenna

Sterling Evolution Duetto Rope

With the 8.4mm Duetto, Duncan Campbell thinks he's found his ideal all-round trad half rope

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 should be on your radar, says Tom Ripley

DMM Pitch 8.5mm Half Rope

The Pitch is billed as the 'ultimate half rope for four season use in all weather conditions'. So is it? Heather Swift subjected it to...

Beal Booster III 9.7mm Unicore Single Rope

The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added...

Fixe-Roca Free 10.5 mm Rope

A sturdy single rope from the Spanish brand Fixe-Roca and distributed by Alpkit in the UK. Toby Archer reviews the...

Edelweiss Performance 9.2mm Rope

The Performance 9.2mm from Edelweiss is a triple rated rope, meaning it can be used as a single, a twin, or a half rope. It...

Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Edelweiss - Essential Line Ropes

The Essential Line is a range of ropes developed for top performance at the right price.

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 thought it would be a good idea to draw your attention to a few more of our flagship ropes from our extensive range.


After having been the first thin rope on the market to meet the requirements for all three standards for dynamic ropes, Beal JOKER will now benefit from the latest UNICORE technology.

Beal - How to Choose Your Rope

With a wide range of rope choice there is a rope available to meet your needs. To assist helping you choose your next rope...

Beal COBRA II 8.6mm Golden Dry

The great classic for adventure climbing. Light and free-running for ease of use on long routes, on the crag and in the...

Edelweiss Performance 9.2mm

The Performance 9.2 is an ultra-lightweight rope designed for those who want to take their climbing to the next level.

3D Lap Coil from EDELRID

From this Autumn EDELRID are introducing a new rope technology that will eliminate twists and kinks from your climbing rope.

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