Leading Climbing Rope Manufacturers

This slower absorption reduces the impact of the fall and the likelihood of a catastrophic outcome. Rock climbing ropes are generally categorized into three main types: single, twin and half or double. Read More…

Climbing Rope "Climbing rope" is a broad term that refers to a type of dynamic rope used for climbing, primarily rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering. Dynamic rope is rope made specially to be somewhat elastic, in order to allow it to absorb the energy from a sudden load, most likely a fall, more slowly.

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

CSR Incorporated $$$

Founded in 1816, Gladding Braided Products is one of the largest US manufacturers of braided textile & wire products. As the largest manufacturer of #550 paracord, Gladding also manufactures braided textiles used in Marine & Military applications, fine braids & twine, Accessory cord, Duravet & wire rope replacement products.

Gladding Braided Products, LLC $$$

With over 25 years in rope & cordage manufacturing, Erin Rope offers great prices & the highest level of service & expertise. Nylon & poly ropes include 3 strand rope, elastic shock cord (bungee cord), all kinds of braided rope, 12 strand rope, pulling rope, etc.

Erin Rope Corporation $$$

Founded in 1980, RJ Rope Manufacturing offers a greater variety of rope constructions & color combinations. With state-of-the-art rope braiding systems, we remain committed to making better cordage. Always the best quality ropes for your dollar with continual innovation. Serving many industries & special applications with 4 to 48 strand braided rope & versatile fabrication of rope assemblies.

RJ Rope Manufacturing $$$

Applications to specific products come from this rope manufacturer. At Yale Cordage we design and make custom ropes too. Yale has met the demands of those in the arboriculture, industrial, marine, telephone, utility markets. Our ropes are some of the best in the industry. To learn more about our products visit our website or give call us today! We are ready to fit you with the right rope!

Yale Cordage $$$

Atlantic Cordage, family owned and operated for over fifty years, offers fast, convenient service with the experience you can trust. We have an extensive inventory of high quality ropes to serve a variety of industries and applications. We are confident we can meet your requirements and exceed your expectations. Visit us online for more detailed information or to request a quote.

Atlantic Cordage Corporation $$$
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Single ropes are generally between 9.5 mm and 11 mm in width, while they vary greatly in length. The standard for single ropes, though, holds around 10.5 mm by 50 mm. Designed to be used alone, single ropes are the most common type of climbing rope. They are used for top-roping, sport climbing and trad climbing. Twin ropes are made of two separate ropes of the same size, meant to be clipped together through each piece of gear and used as one rope. Twin ropes are extremely thin, usually about 7.6 mm each. They are mostly used in ultra-long rock, ice, mixed routes and expeditions that require lightweight equipment.

Half or double ropes are similar to twin ropes in that they are also two ropes of the same size and used as a pair, but the similarity ends there. Unlike twin ropes, with half ropes, only one rope is clipped through each piece of gear. The climber alternates which rope is clipped through each piece. Considerably thicker than twin ropes, this type of climbing rope is about 8.8 mm thick, and can hold a climber in a fall if the other rope fails. Its alternating clips also reduce rope drag. Half ropes are good for long, wandering climbs and trails with treacherous traverses or sharp rocks.

When considering climbing ropes, a potential buyer should ask him or herself what he or she wants and needs in the way of: rope diameter, rope weight, weight the rope will be supporting, terrain, weather, rope construction, middle marks and bi-patterns and dry treatments. A middle mark is placed on a rope with black paint or thread to identify the middle of the rope. Bi-patterns or bi-colors are a change in weave pattern that help a climber clearly differentiate between the two ropes, as well as easily identify the midpoint. These tools contribute to the safety of a climber.

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