Climbing Ropes

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What makes our ropes so special? Like the rest of our fitness ropes, they are custom-made in a factory right here in Miami with incredible attention to detail. The soft eye loop makes it easy to hang just about anywhere, without extra hardware. Bring your own boot camp wherever you can find a beam or tree to toss the rope over! And, of course, we use only top quality materials in our ropes: Premium Grade A Manila or Polyester Dacron blend in white or black. Whatever you call them, you’ll be blown away with the complete body workout our ropes provide. Our ropes are the highest quality on the market to ensure they can take whatever workout you can serve up. We carry Premium Double-Braided Nylon, Poly Dacron (on sale this month and now available in black!), and Grade A Manila, all cut to order to meet your specific fitness needs.

Try out this awesome fitness tool and you’ll immediately see why they are increasing in popularity: they provide a killer workout and are a lot of fun.

We work with gyms, schools, universities, teams, fire and police departments, private training studios, and individual athletes from all over. We’ll work with you to find the rope that meets your needs.

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New to rope climbing?

We can help! To get started, check out the resource links below to learning more about ropes. And to get started climbing, watch this video below to learn the S-Hook climbing technique, a great way to start out!

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How to Hang Your Rope?

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Spliced Eye Loop at end of Manila Rope

Spliced Loop

These climbing ropes are individually handcrafted with a technique known as splicing, where the attachment end is braided back into itself to form a 6″ loop. The loop is then covered with a heavy duty nylon friction guard, which protects it from fraying. And, as with all of our ropes, the other end is finished off with a heavy duty vinly boot to protect that end from fray as well. We make sure the handles will stay attached by using both extra adhesive and stitching between the vinyl and rope – it’s an extra step that you will really appreciate when the handles don’t fall off after a couple of uses.

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Choker Loop for Hanging with Spliced Eye Loop

Hanging with Choker Loop

We believe that this eye loop provides one of the best possible ways for attaching the rope – you can just loop it around a beam, a tree limb, or any fixed object, and pull the end through, without any need for hardware to install. Just pull it tight, and you’ve got yourself an extremely safe rope that can accommodate a weight load of over 5,000 pounds. No need for extra hardware. Just grap your rope, and go find a great big tree for an incredible workout in the outdoors.

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Eye loop hung with chain and carabineer

Hardware Option

If you don’t have a beam to hang it over, but would rather attach it to your ceiling, we do offer a chain and carabiner. We recommend about 3 feet of chain, which threads through the loop and then is attached to your fixed object with the carabineer.

How to Retrieve Your Rope

Throwing the rope over a limb or beam may be easy, but how do you get it back down? Climbing the tree or using a ladder are two options, but we recommend this safer method. Thanks to GBT fan Jim Davison who sent us this video demonstrating his creative – and very effective – way for getting the rope down easily!

What Size to Buy?

We recommend the 1.5” diameter rope for most persons. The 2” diameter can be very difficult to wrap your hand around, making it hard to get a good grip. We strongly recommend that only advanced athletes looking for a very challenging climb go with the 2”. If you haven’t tried a rope before, definitely test the 1.5” if you can, before deciding to go with the 2”.

The length obviously depends on where you are going to use it. We recommend leaving an extra four feet beyond the height you’ll be hanging the rope from, so that some of the rope will fall on the fall. That makes it easier if you need to wrap it when starting to climb – for example, if you are doing the S-Hook. It also makes it easier for a spotter to help hold the rope in place.

What Kind to Buy?

The Grade A Manila ropes are the traditional climbing rope that you probably remember for gym class, and which you may have recently encountered in a Tough Mudder or other adventure race. These are great climbing ropes for indoor or outdoor. However, their roughness can be hard on your hands.

The Poly Dac ropes are a softer option that is much easier on your hands. However, that also makes them more slippery, so it is harder on your grip and therefore a more difficult workout. If that’s what you are looking for, then this is a great option! The Poly Dac ropes hold up excellent indoor and outdoor, and will last a little longer outdoors than the manila will.