What Makes A Good Indoor Climbing Rope?

There are plenty of reasons that you might be looking for a rope to use primarily indoors. Maybe you've just started out and don't plan on heading outside any time soon or perhaps you're just tired of beating up your expensive redpoint rope every time you head down the wall. Whatever the reason, there are a few key things you should always look for when choosing an indoor climbing rope.

Of course, even these cheaper ropes may be too much of an extra expenditure for some and if that's the case, a good option can be to use an old outdoor rope for your indoor training. With indoor routes generally shorter than outside, even if you've had to chop the ends of your rope due to wear this can still be a viable option. Still ropes, and older ropes in particular, should always be treated with caution so be sure to check yours on a regular basis and if you're unsure, don't climb on it!  

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Emily Harrington - Indoor Ropes Article
Adam Butterworth

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