Knowledge Base

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 …

Knowledge Base

We would like to share the knowledge we have gained as pioneers in the development and manufacture of state-of …

Knowledge Base

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.

In the way we act, we aim to inspire people to push the boundaries, to remain curious and at the same time to appreciate the beauty of nature. Not only our products, which allow the freedom of movement in the vertical world, but also our efforts to share our accumulated know-how about their application, stand for this. Our Knowledge Base offers basic tips and sound background knowledge to anyone traveling vertically.

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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?

Here at EDELRID, we are frequently asked questions about our products and are often involved in various discussions with customers and consumers where it becomes obvious that the meaning, the relation ...

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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 & Co
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 | 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
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
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 | Ropes
Looking after your climbing rope

All EDELRID ropes meet the very highest quality and safety standards.

 

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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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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 | 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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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 | Carabiners & Co
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 & Co
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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Sport | Ropes
Choosing the correct rope for climbing

Today there are more different types of climbing rope than ever before. Selecting a new rope can be a daunting task. 

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