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Professional | Sport | Ropes
Sharp Edges while ascending on a rope?
Does the ascending technique or the ascendingsystem have a greater influence on the resistance of a rope to sharp objects?
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Professional | Sport
What do you do when you buy a new PPE product?
In this article, we show you how you should handle new PPE products and what you need to consider before using them for the first time.
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Sport | Ropes
Cut resistance of ropes
These long textile bonds we call ropes have come a long way. Probably since humans seriously started climbing their surrounding mountains ropes have been one of the most efficient ways to secure climbers from their exposure to falling.
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Sport
The standard EN 16716 for avalanche airbag systems
What do harnesses and avalanche airbag systems have in common? Presentation of the standard EN 16716 for avalanche airbag systems
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Professional
Assessing the Impact of Dynamic Loads on the EDELRID SPOC Self-Locking Pulley
Rope pulleys with integrated rope clamp developed for trailing loads and rescue applications. The EN 12278 and EN 567 standards only require static tests. But how do dynamic loads affect pulley clamps like the EDELRID SPOC?
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Sport | Ropes
Kink tests as an assessment aid for ropes
When climbing, the rope is exposed to many external influences. The kink test provides a first indication for evaluating the rope condition.
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Sport | Ropes
Knots for connecting ropes when rappelling - a comparison
There are several scenarios in which ropes need to be joined when rappelling.
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Sport | Belay devices
Semi-automatic belay devices with thumb rests and their correct base position
All sport climbing belay devices have their own and specific operation mode.
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Sport | Harness
Elastics on harness leg loops – what they are for and how they are used and adjusted correctly
All sport climbing harnesses have elastic straps between leg loops and hip belt.
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Professional | Belay devices
Lanyards with energy absorbers: always avoid short circuiting!
Lanyards with an integrated energy absorber in accordance with EN 354 and EN 355 are the ideal instrument for many fall protection applications.
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Sport | Via ferrata
The problem of short circuiting with via ferrata sets
When traversing easy via ferrata passages, I only want to clip on one carabiner from my via ferrata set. What should I do with the other carabiner to prevent my via ferrata set from failing?
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Professional | Sport | Ropes
How to cut ropes
This Knowledge Base article explains how ropes are cut and, above all, how they can be permanently sealed to prevent them from fraying.
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Professional | Ropes
Overview of directional anchors for the SRT and MRT
In the field of tree care, the rope climbing technique and aerial work platform are purely used to access the actual job, i.e. trimming, tending to, preserving, or felling trees. Despite this though, the rope climbing technique still has certain technical intricacies.
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Sport | Ropes
How do twists form in ropes?
The myth buster about twists in ropes – how they arise and how they can be avoided.
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Professional | Sport | Ropes
Rope basics: braiding principles
Learn about the basic details of braided ropes and appreciate this unique and beautiful craft.
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Professional | Sport | Harness | Helmets | Ropes | Lanyards
PPE basics: do you understand PPE?
What is a CE marking? What do the UIAA standards mean? What standards and certifications are there? In this article we give an overview of the most important terms around PPE.
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Sport | Helmets
Types of helmets
Different types of helmets are used in mountain sports and in work safety. They differ in their construction and function and are therefore suitable for different applications.
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Sport | Carabiners & quickdraws
Inspection, maintenance and repair of carabiners
The climbing season is over? Or you are just starting to prepare for the next adventures? There are many good reasons to check, maintain and, if necessary, repair your equipment. This also applies to hard goods such as carabiners.
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Sport
Strength reduction of textile materials by knots
Textile ropes, slings, webbing, and accessory cords are standard pieces of climbing equipment and almost always knotted when used. 
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Sport | Ropes
PPE inspection - how do I check my climbing rope?
Ropes are to be used. However, every use leaves traces on the rope. Therefore, before and after each use, the rope should be checked for possible damage.   
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Professional | Ropes
Static ropes - from fibre to rope
The raw materials: polyamide, polypropylene and polyester. Every rope is made up of ultra-thin filaments.   
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Sport | Via ferrata
In-depth knowledge about via ferrata sets
The via ferrata as an easy access to the vertical enjoys great popularity. Here, the via ferrata set serves to provide safety in the event of a fall. In the following, we will look at how a via ferrata set works and what a fall looks like in practice.
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Professional
PPE vs. oak processionary moth caterpillars
All personal protective equipment (PPE) contaminated with poisonous hair from oak processionary moth (OPM) caterpillars should be thoroughly cleaned.
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Professional | Sport
Harmful substances for ropes and slings
During storage, transport and use personal protective equipment (PPE) for fall arrest may come into contact with chemical substances.
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Professional
Fall into two parallel shock absorbers
Fall arrest systems are used in a wide variety of configurations in fall protection. One of these variants is the use of a lanyard with an integrated shock absorber.
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Professional | Sport
Marking of PPE
Equipment can be individually marked to identify the owner on equipment items or to simplify attribution to the product data-sheet. 
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Sport
Falling into self belay slings
A fall into the self belay, even a small slip at the belay, quickly has fatal consequences. But at what exact height of fall does it actually become critical? And what influence does the sling material used have?
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Sport
Belaying: passive vs. active vs. friction
One way to avoid impact injuries when falling is the technique of soft catches. The dynamics required for this can be generated by the type of belay device used or by the body of the person belaying.
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Sport | Harness
Which climbing harness do I need?
To provide a clear overview of the different types of harness and demonstrate what the different features mean in practice, four climbers describe here what they want from their harnesses.   
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Sport | Ropes
Looking after your climbing rope
All EDELRID ropes meet the very highest quality and safety standards.  
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Sport | Harness
Types of climbing harnesses
The harness is the central piece of equipment for recreational climbing. Whether on the rock or in the hall, only with the right climbing harness and integrated into a climbing rope, one can venture into the air with a clear conscience. 
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Sport | Harness
Which types of children's harnesses are used for climbing?
Children have a very different anatomy, center of gravity and body tension to adults, therefore, child-specific harnesses are a necessity. 
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Professional | Ropes
Dangers for climbing ropes
Make sure you know your facts. To protect your climbing rope, it's important to be aware of the potential risks. Here are some of the factors that can seriously damage a rope.
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Sport | Carabiners & quickdraws
Which types of carabiners are used for climbing?
Carabiners are used in a wide variety of situations. This is why there are so many different types available. 
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Professional | Sport | Carabiners & quickdraws
Risk and dangers while handling carabiners
Even the best carabiner can be a potential source of risk if it's not used properly. Here are the main carabiner associated risks and dangerous situations to avoid.
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We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of …

We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art mountaineering equipment through product development, numerous laboratory and material tests and our own vertical experience. In doing so, we want to contribute to a world in which everyone who enters the vertical space is aware of the safety-related and ecological consequences of their actions.

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