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Knowledge: How to choose a rope

Knowledge: How to choose a rope

IFMGA Guide Alun Richardson runs through the different types of ropes available and what they are best suited for… The increasing popularity and diversification of climbing has led to a broader selection of climbing ropes, each with its own characteristics. This choice undoubtedly has benefits, but it can make it difficult to decipher what’s on offer and how it relates to your climbing. I have ropes for Indoor, alpine, sport and traditional climbing and I also have short lengths for specific routes and walking. I also have static ropes (non stretchy), dedicated to abseiling or ascending. To help you make your … Read more »

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