How To Choose The Best Climbing Rope

How to choose the best climbing rope

How To Choose The Best Climbing Rope

Source: Climbing Ropes: How to Choose – REI Expert Advice

How To Choose The Best Climbing Rope

Types Of Climbing Ropes

How to choose the best climbing rope depends on how you intend to use it. There are basically two types of climbing ropes, static and dynamic.  You climb with dynamic ropes (sport, trad, or whatever) and you do the hard work such as ascending , rescues or hauling with static ropes. Never use static ropes for top roping or lead climbing as they are not designed for those types of loads.

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Best Climbing Harness For Multi Pitch

Best Climbing Harness
 

Best Climbing Harness For Multi Pitch

We tested five harnesses to determine which is the best climbing harness for multi pitch. I’m aware there are a lot of harnesses out there, we pay for ALL of the gear we test out of our own pockets, so we tested the ones we thought were designed for multi pitch use

Let’s get to it. I took into consideration many factors such as comfort, durability, number and placement of gear loops to name a few. Some of the harnesses have “automatic” buckles, this is not necessarily a good thing as far as multi pitch climbing is concerned. Sometimes you need to undo the leg loops for one reason or another.

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Sterling Hollow Block Review

Sterling Hollow Block
 

Sterling Hollow Block Review

The Sterling Hollow Block is a sewn prusik or klemheist made from RIT 900™ cord. This hollow braid cord is made of 100% aramid fiber which is basically Nomex (the same material used by Firefighters). It is sewn with Sterling’s proprietary sewing pattern giving it added strength, durability and gripping power on rope 7mm and larger.  Sterling Hollow Block

 

Rappelling accidents are probably the most common type of accidents while being the most preventable. Tying knots in the end of your rope and using a prusik can eliminate most.” Continue reading “Sterling Hollow Block Review”