How to Coil a Climbing Rope?

Answer Climbing rope is a literal lifeline, 1 of the few non-redundant pieces of climbing equipment. Knowing how to manage climbing rope and coil it properly doesn't just make it easier to store it or tak... Read More »

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Can I use my old climbing rope as a tow rope?

The United States Search and Rescue Task Force recommends against using climbing rope for non-climbing activities, including towing a car. The common reasons for retiring a climbing rope, including... Read More »

What is climbing rope made of?

Climbing rope is made of a core of nylon filaments in parallel or braided form. This core, which makes up about 70 percent of the rope's diameter, is surrounded by a sheath of woven nylon that give... Read More »

How to Care for Mountain Climbing Rope?

The rope is one of the most important tools for mountain climbing. Proper care and maintenance is necessary to ensure its functionality and efficiency. It is also important to replace ropes that ar... Read More »

When should a climbing rope be retired?

Climbing rope should be retired when, during routine inspection, you find damage to the sheath or the core. With good care, you can expect to get 100 full days of use out of a rope. That roughly eq... Read More »