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Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2020
Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2020
Want to know what is the best climbing rope for your needs? Our 2020 review includes 11 of the top...

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Best Rope Bags for Climbing
Best Rope Bags for Climbing
Want to know what is the best rope bag for climbing? We've tested 24 different bags in the past...

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Climbing Rope Buying Guide - Click for details
Climbing Rope Buying Guide
The foundation of the basic rock climbing belay system is the climbing rope, and while every...

by Cam McKenzie Ring & Andy Wellman

How to Choose a Climbing Rope Bag - Click for details
How to Choose a Climbing Rope Bag
As climbing increases in popularity, gear manufacturers are producing a variety of rope bags...

by Steven Tata

Mammut 9.5 Crag Classic
Mammut 9.5 Crag Classic
The Mammut 9.5 Crag Classic is our favorite climbing rope, and so naturally, the one that we...

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Sterling Velocity
Sterling Velocity
The Sterling Velocity is a 9.8mm rope that weighs 62 grams per meter. This puts it on the cusp of...

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Sterling Helix
Sterling Helix
Sterling touts their Helix 9.5mm as a "skinny workhorse," and we wholeheartedly agree. It is one...

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Petzl Volta
Petzl Volta
While most of our top-scoring, dry treated, 9.5mm ropes will work just fine for alpine and...

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DMM Classic
DMM Classic
The DMM Classic handily earns our Editors' Choice Award as the overall best rope bag. It features...

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Edelrid Boa Pro Dry
Edelrid Boa Pro Dry
The Edelrid Boa Pro Dry is a thick 9.8mm workhorse rope that combines solid durability with a...

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Beal Joker
Beal Joker
The Beal Joker has been a favorite of skinny line enthusiasts for years now, and the combination...

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Metolius Ropemaster HC
Metolius Ropemaster HC
The Metolius Ropemaster HC is a heavy-duty model with a large tarp and impressively spacious pack...

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Sterling Nano IX
Sterling Nano IX
The Sterling Nano IX is one of the lightest and thinnest climbing ropes in our test group...

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Black Diamond Full Rope Burrito
Black Diamond Full Rope Burrito
Although not very durable or complex, the Black Diamond Full Rope Burrito serves its own purpose...

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Beal Booster III
Beal Booster III
The Beal Booster has been around for as long as we've been climbing. It was one of our tester's...

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Petzl Kab
Petzl Kab
The Petzl KAB stands out as an impressively functional rope bag for climbing indoors. It has some...

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Edelrid Swift Eco Dry
Edelrid Swift Eco Dry
The Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm rope allows great versatility for two particular climbing...

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Metolius Speedster
Metolius Speedster
The Metolius Speedster is a durable rope bag with some nice features. While it doesn't pack a rope...

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Maxim Pinnacle
Maxim Pinnacle
The Maxim Pinnacle is a great rope, but not for everything nor everyone. This 9.5 mm is sleek and...

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Metolius Dirt Bag II
Metolius Dirt Bag II
The Metolius Dirt Bag II features a much-improved closure system as well as a much larger and...

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Black Diamond Super Chute
Black Diamond Super Chute
The Black Diamond Super Chute is one of the larger-volume rope bags in our review that handles a...

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Petzl Arial
Petzl Arial
We tested the Petzl Arial and were pleasantly surprised about many aspects of it: the handling...

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Trango Antidote
Trango Antidote
The Trango Antidote is a basic rope bag and is very comparable to other burrito-style models that...

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Mammut Crag
Mammut Crag
The Mammut Crag is a large backpack-style rope bag with plenty of padding and space for a full...

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Mammut Infinity
Mammut Infinity
The Mammut Infinity Dry perfectly exemplifies all that we want and ask for out of a climbing rope...

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Black Diamond 9.9mm
Black Diamond 9.9mm
Black Diamond just recently started making ropes, and we were excited to check them out in our...

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Edelrid Eagle Light
Edelrid Eagle Light
The Edelrid Eagle Light gave our Editors' Choice winner, the Mammut Infinity, a run for its money...

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Esprit Alpine Personal Escape Rope
Esprit Alpine Personal Escape Rope
Committing routes often dictate a need for two ropes to facilitate longer rappels on the descent...

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BlueWater Ropes Lightning Pro
BlueWater Ropes Lightning Pro
The BlueWater Ropes Lightning Pro 9.7 mm is a lightweight for-the-diameter rope that handles well...

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Black Diamond Super Slacker
Black Diamond Super Slacker
Black Diamond Discontinued the Super Slacker in the Spring of 2018 The Black Diamond Super...

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Edelweiss Curve Unicore Supereverdry
Edelweiss Curve Unicore Supereverdry
The Edelweiss Curve Unicore Supereverdry is one of two "Unicore" constructed rope in this review...

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Petzl Bolsa
Petzl Bolsa
Petzl discontinued production of the Bolsa in 2019 The Petzl Bolsa is unique because it's a rope...

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BlueWater Eliminator
BlueWater Eliminator
In the category of thicker diameter workhorse ropes, the BlueWater Eliminator stands out for its...

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Sterling Marathon Pro
Sterling Marathon Pro
Our testers usually reached for the Marathon Pro before a day of hard climbing that was not too...

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Mammut Revelation
Mammut Revelation
The Mammut Revelation Dry is a skinny 9.2mm diameter rope that actually feels even skinnier than...

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New England Alex Honnold Signature Bi-Pattern Glider
New England Alex Honnold Signature Bi-Pattern Glider
With the New England Alex Honnold Glider you get performance that is about as good as could be...

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Mammut Tusk
Mammut Tusk
One for the Archives Though this particular model has been discontinued, you can see the results...

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Sterling Fusion Ion R
Sterling Fusion Ion R
The Fusion Ion R, with its 9.4 mm diameter and 57 g/m weight, occupies an interesting place in...

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Maxim Equinox
Maxim Equinox
Even though the end of the rope wore out quickly, the overall performance of the Maxim Equinox was...

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Maxim Glider
Maxim Glider
The New England Ropes Maxim Glider is an innovative and well made climbing rope. At 10.2mm, 66 g/m...

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Wild Country Ropeman 3
Wild Country Ropeman 3
Recall info from Wild Country: Wild Country Ropeman 3 Recall. Wild Country issued a voluntary...

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Metolius Rope Ranger
Metolius Rope Ranger
The Rope Ranger is Discontinued as of 2016 The Metolius Rope Ranger is the big brother to the...

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Trango Lotus
Trango Lotus
The Trango Lotus 9.9 mm is a solid "workhorse" rope. If you don't care about the lightest and...

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Sterling Rock Gym
Sterling Rock Gym
If you are looking for a cheap rope that you can bang up in the gym, the Sterling Rock Gym is a...

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Mammut Sensor
Mammut Sensor
The Mammut Sensor is No Longer Available as of September 2017 The Mammut Sensor is the first rope...

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Metolius Vortex
Metolius Vortex
The Metolius Vortex is Discontinued as of December 2016 The Vortex is a slick and easy-to-use rope...

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Arc'teryx Pali Rope Bag
Arc'teryx Pali Rope Bag
The Arc'teryx Pali features a unique rolltop design that is common in packs (especially Arc'teryx...

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BlueWater Dominator
BlueWater Dominator
Discontinued This product has been discontinued, but today's top performers are tested and...

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