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Group Test 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.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Edelrid Swift Protect Pro Dry Triple-Rated Rope

It's not only triple rated, but the Edelrid Swift Protect Pro Dry is also claimed to be more cut resistant than other such ropes on the market, thanks to the addition of Aramid in its sheath. From North Wales to the Alps, Tom Ripley has tried h...

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these two triple-rated ropes.

Ocun Spirit 9.5mm Rope

The Ocun Spirit is a great all-round single rope for sport climbing, top-roping and trad climbing, says Theo Moore. Despite its relatively skinny diameter it has proved to be durable, and continues to handle very smoothly after several months.

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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE triple rated climbing rope

The Beal JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double and twin rope. A triple rated rope, UNICORE as standard and packaged in Beal's 'Magic Pack' ready for prepping into a rope bag for the minimum of fuss. 

Beal VIRUS 10mm - Active line climbing rope.

The ultimate single rope when it comes to versatility, the VIRUS 10mm works with the majority of belay devices and in all conditions. Its diameter, which is neither too thick nor too thin, improves control and durability.

Beal STINGER III 9.4mm UNICORE rope

Beal STINGER III 9.4mm UNICORE is a single rope offering easy running and security for those hard routes.

History of EDELRID and some key products

EDELRID started out manufacturing braids and cords and in 1880 presented their first braided fishing lines in...

Beal TIGER 10mm UNICORE Dry Cover

TIGER 10mm is an example of multipurpose: in climbing it's the introductory rope for those starting to use thin...

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...

Beal GULLY 7.3mm half rope - MOUNTAIN LINE Range

Weighing only 36g per metre, the GULLY 7.3mm is the lightest double rope on the market.


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