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Ropes and Webbing

They look simple, but climbing ropes are actually quite complex. Before tying the knot, know how to select the right rope and how to take care of it.

Choosing Ropes

Grasp the difference between dry and non-dry finishes, rope diameters, impact force, and half, twin, and single rope systems. Read more

Climbing Webbing

A guide to selecting and using nylon, Spectra, and Dyneema webbing for runners, anchors, and slings. Read more

Cleaning, Care, and Retirement

How to handle your climbing rope, including care and cleaning, and when to eventually retire your lifeline. Read more