Ropes

How to make a backpack coil

How to make a backpack coil

Julie Ellison, Climbing magazine’s gear editor, shows the best way to make a backpack coil for those days when you’re not carrying a pack.  

How to choose a rope for climbing and mountaineering

How to choose a rope for climbing and mountaineering

Learn about the different kinds of climbing and mountaineering ropes and the safety standards regulating their use. As with most safety equipment, the correct use of climbing rope is made clear by the certified standards it complies to. It is…

Retiring Old Ropes

Retiring Old Ropes

The following article is courtesy of Kolin Powick Original article on Rock & Ice. We’ve all seen it at the cliffs, and I’m a major offender myself—climbing on old ratty ropes. Yeah, ropes are expensive and that’s the main reason people push their…

My Weekly Climbing Video

My Weekly Climbing Video

This week, a documentary about how climbing ropes are made. Enjoy!

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