EDELRID is a technology specialist with over 150 years of experience keeping climbers safe.
Edelrid was founded by Julius Edelmann and Carl Rider in 1863. They came up with Edelrid by combining their last names. At first, the company made braids and cords. Julius Edelmann was a salesman and mountaineer, while Carl Ridder was a technician who specialized in braiding machines.
The faces have changed over the years but Edelrid remains at the forefront of innovation and creativity to this day. In 1953 Edelrid invented the kernmantel rope and revolutionized the world of climbing. Materials and production techniques were constantly improved and then 11 years later, Edelrid produced a rope capable of withstanding multiple falls—the forerunner of the modern dynamic climbing rope. Climbing has never looked back since.
If you've ever wondered who makes your favorite climbing rope, chances are it's an Edelrid with a different badge put on it. That's how much the company's products are trusted to keep you safe. And Edelrid outfits some of the best climbers in the world, including Tommy Caldwell.
Edelrid's commitment to the environment makes the brand even more trustworthy. Every centimeter of its eco-conscious climbing ropes are are Bluesign certified, with the most popular and reliable ropes made from recycled thread. Want a pro tip? Get the BOA ECO 9.8mm rope.