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Ropes News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

Sep 2017

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

Aug 2017

thumb EDELRID produce a wide range of 'tried & tested' products that offer proven performance at competitive prices across a wide range... Read more

Feb 2017

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

May 2016

thumb UIAA 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

thumb When 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

thumb HoldBreaker 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

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

Jul 2014

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

Jun 2014

thumb Petzl'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

Ropes Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

17 Oct 2017

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

Dec 2016

thumb We 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

thumb The 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

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

Jul 2015

thumb A 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

thumb 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... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Edelrid'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

thumb Duncan Campbell tests the Mammut Infinity 9.5 rope. Read more

Jun 2014

thumb Duncan 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

thumb 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. Read more


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