Friday, January 8, 2010
How Ropes Are Made BlueWater HQ
If you've ever wondered how ropes are made...this should give you a pretty good idea of what a complex and high-tech operation it is to create a dynamic lead line, or a piece of webbing. BlueWater traces its roots to a family-owned business that began manufacturing ropes and cordage in 1903. Our modern history began in 1969 when we manufactured the first American-made kernmantle caving rope. In 1975 we introduced the first synthetic low elongation rope for fire and industrial high-rise rescue. We followed in 1982 with the first commercially available line of UIAA certified dynamic climbing ropes made in the U.S.A. These ropes rapidly gained popularity with climbers due to their unsurpassed quality and performance.