We stock a wide selection of half ropes in a range of different diamenters and lengths. From the top rope manufacturing brands; Beal, Tendon, Petzl, Edelrid and Fixe.
Half ropes (sometimes called doubles because you need two) are lighter and thinner (typically 8-9mm) and are used for longer trad routes where the pitches don’t necessarily follow straight lines. You’ll need two as one rope is clipped into each piece of gear in order to give two (hopefully) straightish lines and so reduce drag. Halves also allow full rope length retrievable abseils by tying them together and abbing on both strands.