Built to last!
Sustainability is one of EDELRID's core values. But while you have countless possibilities of producing sustainable textiles, you will quickly reach the limits when it comes to metals. Transferring our claim of sustainability to our carabiners, quickdraw kits, belay devices and pulleys therefore was quite a challenge. Nevertheless, we finally got there and laid the foundation for working sustainably with metals!
We decided to use steel wherever necessary with all products that are used together with ropes when climbing. Hard-wearing steel prevents premature wear from rope friction and burrs or sharp edges and thus not only makes climbing gear long-lasting, but also prolongs the lifetime of ropes.
Whereas steel is already popular with hardware when climbing in the gym, we were still facing the weight problem when climbing outdoors. Wherever weight is paramount, we consequently replaced those components with durable steel that were affected by wear and tear. In order to compensate for the gain in weight, we used lightweight materials for the remaining parts.
By using steel, we did not only enhance the lifetime of our hardware and ropes. We are also the first manufacturer of climbing gear to establish a sustainable, closed cycle for the wall which allows rope and hardware to interact without wearing out in the long run.