Ever been tied up in knots figuring out the difference between a twin rope and a half rope? Well, help is at hand: everything you need to know about the various types of rope and cord can be found in our handy, free guide.
The rope is often quite literally a mountaineer or climber's lifeline. A triumph of ingenuity, the amazing thing is that these apparently fragile cords almost never fail. Find out more about this essential item of safety equipment in our free guide.
The guide is packed full of useful and interesting information, covering the types of rope, what to use them for, and how to look after them. There's advice on maintenance and when to retire a rope, and background info on standards and fall factors.
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