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Ropes News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

Feb 2017

thumbEdelweiss Unicore is a revolutionary rope construction process which can be of benefit to every climber. The Unicore process... Read more

May 2016

thumbUIAA standards stipulate that a rope should absorb no more than 5% of its own weight in water. All EDELRID Pro Dry ropes,... Read more

Oct 2015

thumbWhen selecting an EDELRID rope, you can be confident that not only will it offer best in class performance and safety, it... Read more

Sep 2015

thumbHoldBreaker is really psyched to be working together with BlueWater to bring their quality and high performance ropes into the UK. Read more

Apr 2015

In 1862 a skilled rope maker, Kaspar Tanner founded a business creating ropes for agricultural use. Over the years, his business... Read more

Sep 2014

thumbGerman climbing brand EDELRID have produced a comprehensive online 'Rope Book' that's designed to act as the definitive reference... Read more

Jul 2014

thumbThe new-generation ABSOLUTE TRX features MILLET TRIAXIALE® technology and raises safety, longevity and absolute efficiency a... Read more

Jun 2014

thumbPetzl's new range of climbing ropes have been developed to meet the needs of today's climbers. Whether you are looking for a... Read more

Mar 2014

thumbCut waste and make use of old ropes with this step-by-step video guide to weaving your own rope mat from EDELRID. Read more

Nov 2013

thumbThe 8.0 Phoenix - a great all rounder for the coming season Read more

Ropes Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Dec 2016

thumbWe compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope... Read more

Oct 2016

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

Jul 2016

thumbThe Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added durability. Alan... Read more

Jul 2015

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

Jul 2015

thumbThe 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... Read more

Nov 2014

thumbEdelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more

Aug 2014

thumbDuncan Campbell tests the Mammut Infinity 9.5 rope. Read more

Jun 2014

thumbDuncan Campbell tests two ropes from Petzl... He takes some falls and survives! But there is more to it than that, surely?... Read more

Dec 2012

thumbThe UKC team take a look at 6 lightweight ropes for sport climbing and trad climbing varying in diameter from 8.9mm to 9.4mm. Read more

Sep 2011

thumbToby Archer tests out the versatile world of triple rated ropes, and reviews three alternatives from three of the biggest rope... Read more

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