Safety is paramount when doing any type of climbing, everybody should know this by now. When it comes to climbing safety, the climbing rope is perhaps the most important part of any climbing kit, as it is the only thing that stands between you and the hard ground below. This being said, choosing a climbing rope isn’t all that easy mind you, mostly because few people know exactly what to look for when buying one.
Most of the time, people choose the ones that are made by reputable manufacturers, which isn’t necessarily a bad strategy all things considered. Still, to give you a better idea of what to look for, we put together a list of the ten best climbing ropes the market has to offer at this point in time.
10Sterling Rope Slim Gym
This multipurpose rope can be used for normal climbing, ice climbing, or mixed climbing just as well. Due to the fact that it has a small 10 mm diameter, you will find that it will hold fast with much less rope drag overall. At the same time, the rope weighs only 2 oz and it is a lot thinner than most multipurpose ropes out there, which makes it more durable in the long run if it’s used properly.
9Soozier Undulation Strength Training Battle/Climbing Rope
Due to the fact that it is made with 100% Poly Dacron, this particular rope offers some of the highest tensile strength a rope can possibly have. Although not specially designed for climbing, its durable nature makes it perfect for any type of climbing related activity. Not only that but you will also find that its dark shade makes it less likely to get dirty easily, thus enabling you to use it for a wide range of activities.
8Arbor Rock / Abseiling Climbing Rope
If you’re looking for high performance and durability while still being 100% safe, then Arbor’s abseiling rope is what you need. This 10.5 mm rope weighs just 60 grams per meter, a lightweight construction that makes it easier to carry and manipulate. The rope owes its lightweight nature to its pure nylon composition, which explains why it is so popular among mountain rescue service professionals around the world.
7Gym Climbing Rope Manila
Now this particular rope isn’t designed just for climbing but for a wide range of activities. For instance, it is the preferred rope of wrestlers and soldiers alike, mainly because it offers perfect arm coordination, grip, and perfect durability. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it comes with a raised metal clasp which will definitely come in handy at some point or another regardless of what type of climbing you plan on doing with it.
6Grade A Manila Climbing Rope
The first thing you notice about this particular rope is the ingenious shape, a shape it owes to a technique called ‘splicing’ which involves crafty handy work. Made from strong manila materials, this strong rope can safely hold up to 5,000 lbs. Also, the rope contains a durable nylon fabric that covers the ripe’s loop ends, thus protecting them against any sort of tearing that may usually occur while climbing.
5EDELRID – Python 10mm Dynamic Climbing Rope
Those of you who are familiar with climbing gear would have undoubtedly heard about Edelrid ropes and how reliable they are. Such is the case with the Python 10mm Dynamic Climbing Rope which is designed to provide among others a 9.1% static elongation, 38% sheath quantity, 33% dynamic elongation, and 0 cover slippage for maximum reliability. Furthermore, this rope comes with a middle mark designed to ensure the rope’s supplementary convenience at all times.
4EDELRID – Boa Lightweight Sport 9.8mm Dynamic Climbing Rope
Elderid ropes are often seen as setting the standard for climbing rope expectations and the Boa Lightweight Sport is no different. This reliable multipurpose rope has a 32% dynamic elongation, a 9.3% static elongation, 40% sheath proportion, and an 8.8 kN of impact force, all while weighing just 61 grams per meter. Overall, the Boa Lightweight is without a doubt, one of the best climbing ropes money can buy.
3Rope Fit 1.5″ Manila Climbing Rope
Thanks to its knotted loop that has been hand spliced to ensure easy tying, you will find that the Rope Fit Manila can be extremely reliable in almost any conditions. It owes its reliability not only to its shape and form but also to its heat shrink end caps intended to prevent fraying as much as possible. Also worth mentioning is the fact that this particular rope is handmade by certified riggers for good measure.
2BabyLovest Professional Climbing Rope
BabyLovest’s Professional Climbing Rope is one of the most effective mountain climbing ropes on the market, thanks mainly to its durable polyester construction. Thanks to its ingenious design, it will provide adequate strength and reliability without the risk of tearing or accidental breakages. Due to its multipurpose nature, this rope can be used not only for climbing but hiking, mountain rescue operations, or for traction purposes just as well.
1Lifesavertools Paracord Climbing Rope
This multipurpose rope is manufactured by a military certified contractor, which explains why it is so strong and durable to begin with. The rope owes its durability to its tight woven nylon exterior casting with cord twisted inner strands, a design that ensures its reliability during virtually any climbing, camping, boating, or hunting related endeavor. At the same time, you can very well use the rope around the house for gardening or home improvement without the risk of it breaking at any point.