Knowledge Base

Expertise for the vertical world - at first hand!

We want 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 as well as our own experiences in the vertical world. 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 his/her actions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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