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Gym Climbing Rope

gym-climbing-ropeGym climbing ropes are a favourite of the military, schools and gyms, and a great way to improve all-round fitness and strength. 

Our 28mm and 36mm gym climbing ropes are available in Synthetic Hemp, in a choice of 5m, 10m and 15m lengths, with hard eye splice at one end for easy installation. 

Key properties at a glance: 

  • Kind to hands with good grip qualities
  • Available in 3 ready-to-order lengths
  • Rot, mould, UV resistant for outdoor use
  • Easy to add knots, with good knot retention
  • Low stretch

Related: Synthetic HempBow Shackle

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Gym Climbing Rope Technical Details

Key Info

Properties Description
Material 

Synthetic Hemp: man-made fibre with Polypropylene base

Feel 

Soft to touch and kind to hands, with hairy surface that enables good grip. 

Less likely to cause friction burns than natural fibre alternatives

Tensile strength

Good. Stronger than natural fibre options. NOTE: Strength may weaken with knotting

Stretch (elasticity)

Low

Resistant to:UV, rot, water. Moderate abrasion resistance. Suitable for outdoor use
StorageDry or wet
Ability to knotKnots easily and holds knots well

FAQs

What are the health benefits of using a gym climbing rope?
It can increase strength, cardiovascular fitness and weight-loss. The muscles used are extensive and include: fingers, forearms, back, shoulders, core and legs. 

How do I safely use a climbing rope?
The strength required to climb vertically using only your arms can take some time to build. However, there are ways you can safely use it as you work up to this goal. One such way is the ‘S-Loop’, which involves wrapping the bottom of the rope around one leg, essentially enabling you to stand using that leg and taking some of the strain off your upper body.

What is the best diameter for climbing?
As a general rule, the thinner something is the easier it is to grip. If you are new to this exercise, you might want to start with the 24mm. The advantage of a bigger diameter is that it focuses on grip strength and is more difficult so if you’re more experienced, we would recommend the 32mm or 36mm options.

Why is Synthetic Hemp suitable for outdoor use?
Synthetic Hemp is rot, UV and abrasion resistant. As such it will resist elemental factors that would normally degrade natural fibre alternatives. As a result, it will last longer outdoors.

 

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