Here at Addnature, we offer a full range of outdoor and climbing equipment, including half ropes. These are a special item at Addnature, and sit among an array of other climbing equipment.
What is a half rope in climbing?
The half rope system is a famous system known by climbers, especially those who are interested in ice climbing. This system is also known as the double rope system. Furthermore, a half rope system means you are tied and mountaineering on two ropes. These two ropes are clipped with separate protection points, and the protection points are two clips.
Guide for the use of this system
The two ropes of the half rope system are clipped with different protection points. Climber clip one rope on the right side of the body and the second rope on the left side of the body. Both the ropes cannot be clipped on the same side of the body. It could be dangerous for climbers.
Furthermore, half ropes generally have a diameter of 7.5 mm to 8.5 mm and are not as strong as a single rope system. That's why a half rope system is better for if you are doing ice climbing than rock climbing.
- Buy ropes of different colours: Different colours can help you in differentiating the ropes. They will also help you in clipping strands.
- Technology upgrades the system: There are a lot of half ropes available as a skinny s cord which are still safe to clip independently. Many half ropes are available as skinny seven-millimetre cords, and a lot of half ropes are also available as rated ropes. They are known as double-rated ropes. These ropes give climbers different methods for climbing.
- 60 or 70-meter length: The ideal length for a half rope is 60 to 70 meters. Generally, you are not going to climb 70 meters at once, so it will be enough to deal with your climbing target.
This rope system is a life saver for climbers. It helps them to reach the tops of mountains, even when they are rocky and icy. However, the half ropes system is best for ice climbing. It has two ropes with different clips to hold, and their arrangement alternates. One is on the right side and another one is on the left side. Rope selection is also a crucial step, which should only take place after considering all the factors of the place you are going to climb.