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…
CSR IncorporatedSellersville, PA | 888-218-6366
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.$$$
Redden Net and Rope Ltd.Richmond, BC | 866-233-1422
Redden Net and Rope Ltd. is a leading provider of high-quality ropes. Since our founding, we have established a strong reputation for delivering innovative and reliable ropes to customers in various industries. With our dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for businesses across various industries. Our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction make us a leader in the industry.$$$
CORDAFairfield, NJ | 973-287-6458
Corda is a leading rope manufacturer offering cotton, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and sisal rope solutions constructed for outdoor and industrial use. Our products are used in the masonry, recreational, industrial, and marine industries.$$$
Neocorp MfgPawtucket, RI | 800-783-8599
Welcome to Neocorp, your number one supplier for high temperature textiles, gaskets and braid over wire jacketing. Our products can handle high temperatures and can stand through demanding industrial environments. We can do custom designs, be it for Kevlar tapes or E Glass rope. We set the standard for excellence.$$$
Phillystran, Inc.Montgomeryville, PA | 215-368-6611
As the leader in custom engineered synthetic ropes, Phillystran manufactures high tenacity fiber ropes, strands, braids and strength members from fibers such as Kevlar®, Twaron®, Technora®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Dyneema® and Zylon®, plus specialized ropes. Used worldwide in a broad range of marine, industrial and military rope applications. See website for more info and/or call today!$$$
Quality Nylon RopePawtucket, RI | 800-519-4878
Among the top suppliers of ropes in New England, Quality Nylon Ropes can supply you with the best rope for your specific application. Included in our product line is Spectra®, Kevlar® and other types of ropes and cords. We're proud to carry on the long tradition in New England of superior quality textile manufacturing. For over 20 years we've supplied customers with our high quality ropes.$$$
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.