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  • DMM Couloir 8.0mm Rope

    DMM Couloir 8.0mm Rope

    Lightweight half ropes for trad climbing and winter mountaineering. Dry treated for improved life, exceptional water repellency and abrasion resistance
  • DMM Crux 9.1mm Rope

    DMM Crux 9.1mm Rope

    Triple certificatied, dry treated rope for use in any climbing environment. A low weight, superb handling and top flight performance for hard red points and long alpine routes
  • DMM Orbit 9.6mm Rope

    DMM Orbit 9.6mm Rope

    Looking for one dynamic single rope to use on everything? Look no further than the Orbit 9.6mm. ThermoControl and Dry treated for year round use
  • DMM Pitch 8.5mm Rope

    DMM Pitch 8.5mm Rope

    Half ropes for all year round climbing from damp sea cliffs to Himalayan peaks. Light and supple for great handling but also durable for increased life span
  • DMM Statement 10mm Rope

    DMM Statement 10mm Rope

    Tough, durable rope that doesn't compromise on handling. Ideal for trips to the wall or shorter sport climbs. 10mm for much usage.
  • DMM Zone 9.8mm Rope

    DMM Zone 9.8mm Rope

    A lightweight single cliimbing rope with an emphasis on performance. Ideal for sport but versatile enough to comfortably handle trad adventures
  • Mammut 7.5mm Twilight Half Rope

    Mammut 7.5mm Twilight Half Rope

    £110.00 £129.00
    Ultra lightweight dry treated double rope, ideal for the alpinist and winter climber looking to save weight
  • Petzl Mambo 10.1mm Rope

    Petzl Mambo 10.1mm Rope

    10.1mm diameter single rope for indoor wall or crag climbing. Thick sheath and UltraSonic Finish for extra durability - a great workhorse
  • Petzl Rumba 8mm Rope

    Petzl Rumba 8mm Rope

    A well balanced half rope for climbing all year round. 8.0mm diameter with Duratec Dry treatment for great handling and durability.
  • Petzl Volta 9.2mm Rope

    Petzl Volta 9.2mm Rope

    Multi-type, triple rated, ultra-light 9.2 mm diameter dynamic climbing rope for classic mountaineering and elite climbing performance

Literally your life-line when climbing - rope is at the core of your safety system linking everything and everyone together for safe ascension, decent and other movement on steep mountain terrain.  There is an increasing number of considerations when contemplating a new rope but these ultimately all come down to what your going to use it for. 
Single Rope   
As the name suggests, a rope that is designed to be used by itself.  Available a variety of diameters between 9 and 11.5mm making it suitable for a wide range of climbing disciplines. 

The best choice for sport climbing, single pitch trad routes that take a direct line, top roping and indoor climbing.  Using a single rope has the advantage of easier handling and rope management but rope drag can be a problem and your abseils are limited half the length of the rope.

Half Rope
Climbers use a pair of ropes that may be clipped alternately into runners, ideally clipping one on the left the other on the right.  Rope diameters usually range between 8mm and 9mm. 

Best choice for traditional and multi-pitch routes, winter climbs and harder alpine routes.  This double rope technique reduces rope drag, allows for full rope length abseils and offers better protection for the leader while clipping protection.  Until experience is gained, belaying is trickier with half ropes and of course the extra weight of a second rope has to be carried by someone... 

Static Rope
Ropes in which there is very little or no rope stretch under load are known as semi-static or low stretch ropes, they are designed to be used fixed in situations such as abseiling, ascending top roping or when hauling gear.  These ropes are often used by industrial users where durability and wear resistance is required to counter heavy use.  NOT to be used for lead climbing!

Rope Length
Dynamic rope for climbing comes in a variety of lengths from 30m to 80m though for climbing outside in the UK, 50 or 60m ropes will cover most if not all eventualities.  For most indoor climbing a 30-40m rope would be adequate but some (Ratho EICA for example) you will need a 50-60m rope for lead climbing.