Single, Half and Static ropes from DMM, Edelrid, Edelweiss, and Mammut.
Single ropes are designed to be used on their own. Most climbers starting indoors are introduced to single ropes first, as all climbing walls use the single rope system for top-roping and lead climbing. Single ropes have a valid use in trad climbing where the routes follow a straight line and the gear is likely to be found along this straight line. Of course, sport climbing is almost universally done using single ropes, with longer and thinner ropes becoming the norm overseas.
Half or Double ropes are generally used in mountainous, or complicated trad climbing where the route doesn\'t follow a straight line and gear is likely to be off to either side of the climber. Using double ropes helps keep rope drag to a minimum. Half ropes are also helpful for winter and alpine climbing where full length abseils are possible by tying the two ropes together.
Static ropes are really semi-static, they do have a little stretch, but cannot be used to belay a climber as the forces in a fall will not be absorbed by any stretch in the rope. Static ropes are used for abseiling, or rigging anchors at the top of the crag.
We also stock a range of static cord, or para-cord, in diameters from 2mm to 8mm, this can be cut to lengths for rigging, prussiks, or general accessory use.