Climbing ropes are dynamic ropes. If you need ropes for rappelling, ziplines ect. you need to use static ropes. We are happy to help.
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Climbing rope for sport climbing and trad climbing
Climbing rope is available in many different versions and editions here on the site. Which climbing rope you should choose depends on what you will be using it for. We have ropes with and without proofing for outdoor and indoor use, respectively, and we have climbing ropes in a number of different diameters. Climbing rope is available in by the metre.
We carry different brands of climbing ropes and are constantly on the lookout for the best products for you. If you want to delve a little further into the descriptions of the different ropes and manufacturers you can do this here: Ropes for climbing FAQ
Dynamic climbing rope
The fact that a climbing rope is dynamic means that it can stretch by about 10% of its length. Because of this elasticity, you always climb on dynamic ropes, because it gives a softer fall with the climbing rope. Dynamic climbing rope is available both with and without water-repellent waterproofing for outdoor and indoor climbing respectively.
Static climbing rope
Static rope has no elastic properties. It does not stretch, and can therefore only be used for abseiling / rappelling, where there is no danger of falling into the rope. It is also suitable for establishing smaller ziplines or other rope facilities. Static ropes should NEVER be used for climbing where there is a risk of falling. The fact that the rope is static means that all the force from the fall is NOT absorbed by the climbing rope, but that the body. Therefore the body is instead exposed to all the force associated with the fall.
Prusik cord is a strong, thin and static nylon rope. We have Prusik cord from 2 to 7 mm. Prusik cord is typically used when abseiling, where the prusik cord is tied around the climbimg rope and serves as a safety for the abseiler. As a rule of thumb, you should choose a prusik cord with a diameter that is half the size of your climbing rope. 5 to 7 mm prusical cord is the most common.
If you are unsure which climbing rope to choose, we would love to hear from you