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Friction can be the enemy when it comes to Rope Access, Rope Rescue and Rigging

What We Do

The Ropes Edge is dedicated to supplying intelligently designed & engineered Edge Management Systems for the Rope Access, Technical Rope Rescue & Rigging Communities.

Ropes Edge Product Development

Company Analysis

“RopesEdge” is an Industrial Rope Access Edge Management System product Research & Development company.  Our Products and Devices are technically advanced tools with superior design & function to protect your Ropes from hazardous sharp & abrasive edges in the often harsh Industrial Rope Access working environment.

Ropes Edge Product Design

Perfect Design

We’ve taken Rope Access edge management systems to another level. As such, our founder believes that there are better ways to protect a Rope from sharp & abrasive edges in any environment that Ropes are used to support human life.  Gone are the days of using a discarded garden hose, sections of ratty carpet or modified fire hose to protect life supporting Ropes in today’s technologically advanced world.

Ropes Edge Products - Rope Safety

Rope Safety

We are passionate about working safely on rope.  And we bring this passion to our products in their engineered simplicity, effectiveness and the ultimate end user functionality.  As such, working with HP, The Vortex & The Edge all use the most advanced “Additive Manufacturing” technologies available today to achieve these goals in design and function.

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Ropes Edge - The Edge 90 - Rope Access

We are part of a community conversation that has become increasingly focused on improving sharp edge management for rope.  What we found was that there were a lack of highly effective options designed specifically for these purposes.


Our developer, Dirk Dorenbros (IRATA L3/A/i), developed The Vortex and The Edge to provide technologically advanced and incredibly easy-to-use edge management systems for the technicians that use them every day.

Ropes Edge - The Edge In Action

The Vortex, The Edge & The Edge90° are all engineered with the end user in mind with key features that achieve these goals with much less time & effort.

Tool-Less Installation

One Hand Installation

Padded Parapet Protection

Thread-Lock Collar To Bite The Grating

Set Screw To Bite The Kick-Plate

Rope Retention System To Keep The Rope Within The Protector

Increased Bend Radius

Additional Attachment Points For Those Super Difficult Edge Negotiations

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Years Industry Experience
Satisfied Customers
Countries Shipped
Ropes Protected & Counting

The Vortex

The Vortex Sharp Edge Management System is designed for use in varying sizes & depths of steel “Walkway Grating” & composite “Grid-Mesh” found on industrial & commercial work sites around the world.

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The Edge

The Edge Sharp Edge Management System is designed for use on varying sizes & depths of “Kick-Plate” found on industrial & commercial work sites.

The Edge has been designed for use with Wire Rope Rigging Slings, Nylon & Natural fiber Ropes as a physical barrier to assist in the protection of the slings or rope from coming into contact with the sharp edges of the Kick-Plate during normal use.

When rigging steel rope slings over kick-plate, they are often damaged due to acute “kinking”. The Edge device mitigates this problem by offering a rounded surfaces to rest upon.

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The Edge90°

The Edge90° Designed for the Rope Access & the Rope Rescue industry, The Edge90° Parapet Clamp saves time, effort, wear on your ropes and makes the edge negotiation safer and more efficient!

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RopesEdge Supports The Following Podcasts

Leigh Greenwood of the “Rope Access Tips, Tricks & Chats” podcast.