Climbing ropes! The Wilderness Shop stocks a wide range of 50-metre, 60-metre and 70-metre dynamic ropes specifically designed for climbing, from brands Sterling and Edelrid, in various diameters. We know which are the best ropes for sport climbing, best ropes for trad climbing, best ropes for top-roping and best ropes for the climbing gym. All our ropes are selected because they handle well, are high quality and certified for climbing. In addition to dynamic climbing rope, we also stock static climbing rope for top-rope setups, caving and canyoning. Plus, we have a big selection of webbing, shock cord and other bits and pieces that are all available by the metre.
dynamic climbing ropes
edelrid eagle lite 9.5mm (60m) dynamic climbing rope
edelrid tommy pro dry dt 9.6mm (60m) dynamic climbing rope
Edelrid’s classic rope of the pro line in the second generation: lightweight, compact and perfect handling. By using state-of-the art yarns, Edelrid can reduce the diameter without compromising the technical standards. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. $349.95 Available in-store.
The Edelrid Tommy Pro Dry DT climbing rope is a premium dynamic climbing rope developed with Tommy Caldwell, a climber of Dawn Wall fame. The Edelrid Tommy Pro Dry DT has a high sheath proportion, which makes it great for working routes or big-wall climbing. This dynamic climbing rope changes pattern (not colour) in the centre, so you can easily tell where the middle of the rope is. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. $449.95 Available in-store.
STERLING EVO VELOCITY 9.8MM (60M) DYNAMIC CLIMBING ROPE
The VR9 gives you a lighter weight option for multi-pitch routes. DryCore Technology Includes Middle Mark 60m $459.95 70m $549.95 Available in-store.
The Sterling Evo Velocity 9.8mm has just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't flop during critical clips. Its silky-smooth sheath withstands abrasion and slides effortlessly to reduce rope drag. This is the rope of choice for Chris Sharma and is what he uses for working the toughest routes. Our staff also use have their rope in their own personal kits. A dry-treated version is available in 60m. 60m $449.95 60m Dry $529.95 Available in-store.
edelrid boa 9.8mm (60m) dynamic climbing rope
EDELRID BOA GYM 9.8MM (40M) DYNAMIC CLIMBING ROPE
A lightweight sport climbing rope. Its Thermo Shield treatment and relatively narrow diameter makes it suitable for a wide range of activities. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. $289.95 Available in-store.
This special gym rope has a particularly strong sheath. If you're leading a lot in the climbing gym, this is the ideal rope for you. It's only 40 metres, long enough for most gyms, but not so long you need to manage lots of unnecessary rope. Made in Germany like all of Edelrid's high-quality rope, the Edelrid Boa Gym has double-braid sheath polyester construction for an especially compact and smooth structure. 3D lap-coiled, which means you can use it immediately without having to spend a load of time uncoiling. Thermo Shield treatment for superior handling. $249.95 Available in-store.
STERLING FUSION NANO IX DRY 9MM (60M) single/half/twin ROPE
EDELRID APUS PRO DRY 7.9MM (60M) HALF/TWIN ROPE
The Sterling Fusion Nano IX 9mm dynamic climbing rope, with its super-skinny construction, offers high-end performance and long-term durability on extreme onsights, redpoints and alpine routes. NOTE: Due to these ropes' small diameters, it is recommended they only be used for onsights, redpoints, and NOT for top-roping or working of routes. $519.95 Available in-store.
The Edelrid Apus Pro Dry is rated as a half or twin rope. Thanks to its small diameter it has minimal weight and perfect handling. The Thermo Shield treatment gives supple handling through the life of the rope and stops shrinkage. It also has a long-lasting water-repellent and dirt-resistant, thanks to the Pro Dry finish. The 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. This is a stellar alpine climbing rope. $349.95 Available in-store.
The thinnest and lightest half rope on the market. The first choice for demanding ice and mixed climbing, or whenever every gram counts. Now also with PFC-free Eco Dry finish as stipulated by the UIAA standard for water-repellent ropes. The 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. This is a stellar alpine climbing rope. $369.95 Available in-store.
A short length of dynamic rope, designed for glacier travel, pack hauling and use as a safety line on bushwalks. On many walks in South West Tasmania, a safety line is a wise choice for steep and exposed sections of scrambling. By taking a dynamic rope, you can set up a rough belay if needed, and a short, skinny rope line this one is much lighter than a full climbing rope. Edelrid makes these ropes from offcuts of various different ropes, so the specifications and colour will vary. Please call us if you would like to know precisely what we have in stock at the moment. $109.95 Available in-store.
The Edelrid Tjuringa is a solid, good choice for an all-round dynamic climbing rope. The Edelrid Tjuringa was specially produced by Edelrid for Australian climbers. This dynamic climbing rope has Thermo Shield treatment, which gives the rope the handling and suppleness that Edelrid is famous for. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. 50m $209.95 60m $259.95 Available in-store.
An eco-friendly climbing rope? Yes: the Edelrid Parrot is a dynamic climbing rope with an ecological footprint! Made from Edelrid’s high-quality leftover yarns, its strength, quality and handling are identical to other Edelrid ropes. A bluesign product. $339.95 Available in-store.
The Edelrid Taipan is a solid, good choice for an all-round dynamic climbing rope. The Taipan was specially produced by Edelrid for Australian climbers. This dynamic climbing rope has Thermo Shield treatment, which gives the rope the handling and suppleness that Edelrid is famous for. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. 50m $239.95 60m $279.95 Available in-store.
Climbing rope ideal for top-roping, or as a workhorse rope. The Edelrid Cobra is durable, great value and has all of Edelrid’s great handling characteristics. 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles. 50m: $239.95 60m: $299.95 Available in-store.
sterling marathon sport 10.4mm (50m / 60m) dynamic climbing rope
The Sterling Marathon Pro dynamic climbing rope can easily be described as the best all-round rope for durability and handling. The Sterling Marathon Series ropes are constructed with a thicker sheath for durability and long-lasting performance. This dynamic climbing rope features a low-impact force and, as with all of Sterling climbing ropes, DryCore. 50m $369.95, 60m $439.95 70m $519.95 Available in-store..
The Sterling Marathon Sport dynamic climbing rope is a true workhorse. The Sterling Marathon Series ropes are constructed with a thicker sheath for durability and long-lasting performance. This dynamic climbing rope features a low-impact force and, as with all of Sterling climbing ropes, DryCore. 50m $329.95 60m $999.95 Available in-store..
The Edelrid Tower climbing rope is designed specifically for the harsh environments of indoor climbing gyms and natural climbing environments. At 10.5mm in diameter, the Edelrid Tower rope offers zero sheath slippage. This rope is sure to outlast the competition! Great for top-rope set ups. $6.65 Per Meter Available in-store.
A clean rope is a rope that lasts longer and performs better. Sterling rope was iss specially formulated to get your rope clean without damaging it. This biodegradable technical wash is available in a pre-packaged, one-ounce shot good-enough to clean one rope $5.95 Available in-store.
static ropes (per metre)
sterling superstatic 11mm static rope
edelrid se static 11mm static rope
Sterling Superstatic 11mm is sold per metre off 200m reels. Sterling makes the best quality static rope. Sterling's SuperStatic ropes are 100% nylon. They are designed with a supple, durable sheath to reduce bulk and stiffness and provide smoother abseils. Their tough, resilent cores are engineered to provide strength, proper elongation and exceptional handling. These ropes are easy to knot, stay round over an edge, and have minimal elongation when under load. MBS Rating (lb) 3,000 MBS Rating (kN) 13.3 $6.50 Per Meter Available in-store.
This rope is capable of withstanding heavy loads thanks to its high-quality core and sheath construction, including tracer threads in the sheath. The rope is also very abrasion-resistant so it is good for hauling heavy loads. The Thermo Shield treatment applied to the rope ensures it doesn't shrink or stiffen as quickly. MBS Rating (lb) 3,000 MBS Rating (kN) 13.3 $6.50 Per Meter Available in-store.
sterling static accessory rope / accessory cord
edelrid pes static cord
Accessory cord from 1.5mm to 8mm in diameter. Sold per metre, off the reel. Useful for a variety of purposes. 1.5mm MBS Rating 0.5 kN $0.90 Per Metre 2mm MBS Rating 1 kN $1.30 Per Metre 3mm MBS Rating 2.1 kN $1.75 Per Metre 4mm MBS Rating 3.9 kN $2.10 Per Metre 5mm MBS Rating 5.2 kN $2.50 Per Metre 6mm MBS Rating 8.8 kN $3.15 Per Metre 7mm MBS Rating 12.4 kN $3.75 Per Metre 8mm MBS Rating 15.6 kN $4.25 Per Metre Available in-store.
Made from polyester, the PES CORD combines high abrasion resistance, low elongation, and excellent knotability.. 5mm MBS Rating 7 kN $2.00 Per Metre 6mm MBS Rating 9 kN $2.40 Per Metre Available in-store.
sterling static glo cord
sterling 1.5mm mini spool (31M)
Accessory cord with a reflective fleck through the sheath. Sold per metre, off the reel. Useful for a variety of purposes. 2.75mm MBS Rating 1.2 kN $2.45 Per Metre 3mm MBS Rating 2.1 kN $2.85 Per Metre 5mm MBS Rating 5.2 kN $3.85 Per Metre Available in-store.
Accessory cord from 1.5mm accessory cord. Useful for a variety of purposes. 1.5mm MBS Rating 0.5 kN $31.95 Available in-store.
sterling 3mm paracord
Military-spec 550 cord. Sold per metre, off the reel. Useful for a variety of purposes. 3mm MBS Rating 2.4 kN $0.90 Per Metre Available in-store.
sterling 11/16" tubular webbing
sterling 1” tech tape
Premium nylon 17mm tubular webbing features high tensile strength in a thinner web. Great for use in slings and daisy chains. MBS Rating (lb) 3,000 MBS Rating (kN) 13.3 $3.00 Per Meter Available in-store.
TechTape is Sterling’s premium 1" nylon webbing that features a smooth, denser weave than standard 1" webbing. MBS Rating (lb) 4,000 MBS Rating (kN) 17.8 $3.80 Per Meter Available in-store.
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