The World's Best Hand & Grip Strength Training Instruction
Looking for the best climbing ropes in the game? - You found 'em! -
Rope climbing is a very simple exercise; in fact, it is probably the simplest exercise
you will come across. Rope climbing has been one of the favorite exercises of combat athletes all over the world
for centuries. Many historians agree that rope climbing is one of the earliest forms of gymnastic
equipment ever practiced, and ancient ropes have been unearthed from several sites in Ancient Greece.
Even thousands of years ago, they knew that rope climbing was one of the most effective ways to
strengthen the entire body and develop "real world" functional strength.
Nowadays, however, finding someone who is serious about rope climbing is about as easy as
finding hen's teeth. Part of the reason for this has been that high-quality rope set-ups are few and far between...
But with www.functionalhandstrength.com on the case, finding high-quality ropes will never again be a problem for serious athletes.
This is the place for the highest-quality manila indoor climbing ropes you can find,
just like the ones you probably climbed back in gym class in grade school
and just like the ones found in many of the turn-of-the-century gyms and gymnastic clubs.
Now you can add rope climbing to your routine and watch your strength levels take off like a rocket.
Functional Hand Strength proudly reintroduces high-quality manila climbing
ropes back into the strength training world.
What You Are Paying For When You Purchase Our Climbing Ropes...
How much is it worth to you? ... Your safety I mean. After all, you can likely buy or find cheap manila rope
at any number of places -- the hardware store, the ship yard, the junk yard, or some other place like that. It may be "rope"
in name, but it is certainly not rope specifically made for climbing and if you think it's a good idea for your training, you
might want to think again. You have to ask yourself if sacrificing a few extra bucks in quality
is really worth "wondering" about your safety (or someone you care about) while dangling 10-20 feet off the ground...
This is NOT a mistake you want to find out about "the hard way."
I don't know about you but I believe that every dollar which contributes to increased safety is a dollar well spent. This is one
reason why our ropes are unabashedly more expensive than anything you will find at the local hardware store. The quality of the
manila, the attachment hardware assembly, the polyboot on the end... every aspect was chosen and fashioned by trained
experts with over 30 years experience who know how to make a top quality rope that will not
let you down (literally.) If you want "cheap" I suggest you click away and go elsewhere right now, these ropes are not
for you...and we certainly wish
you the best of luck.
Otherwise, if you want to climb the best ropes in the business, the safest and most dependable climbing ropes you can find,
the ropes that are built tough and specifically
designed for the best possible climbing experience... then your choice should be clear.
The Highest Quality Manila
Climbing Ropes You Can Buy
Whether for gymnasiums, Military Bases, Gymnastic clubs, Wrestling rooms, climbing gyms, or any other
application, you'll want to climb with the very best climbing rope in the game.
Our indoor climbing ropes are made of superior quality three-strand 1-1/2" diameter pure "Grade A" manila fiber
and come complete with specially designed steel eye-hooks on one end, making
installation literally a snap.
One thing you definitely do not want to skimp on
is the quality of your climbing rope, especially if you're 15 feet in the air. Here's why
these ropes won't "let you down"...
Each manila indoor climbing rope you order includes the following:
These natural manila fiber ropes absorb perspiration for the best grip and are
extremely durable (L-1 Quick Link carabiner included). These ropes have been tested to support
over 1800 pounds so you can be sure of a safe and secure climbing experience every time you climb.
The steel climbing rope "clamp" has been especially designed and for the most safe and secure attachment point possible.
(Figure 2.) The other end of our ropes comes wrapped in a "polyboot" designed to prevent
fraying and unraveling, thus significantly extending the life of your
rope under heavy use. This is especially important in team situations.
(Figure 3.) And in case you might be wondering, there are many different ways to
train with ropes besides climbing...
Let's say you don't have a place to hang your rope. Due to the unique eye-hook construction, you can
attach your rope to a high or low pulley in the gym, allowing you to perform some
of the most effective exercises around.
5 Standard Lengths
We currently have five standard manila indoor climbing rope lengths available: 15, 18, 20, 22, and 24 feet.
When selecting your climbing rope length our recommendation is to have at least
four feet of "slack" beyond the distance between the attachment point and the floor - this makes it easier
to get on and off the rope, as well as for spotters to prevent swinging. Our ropes are
measured from the top of the metal fitting to the end of the polyboot.
If you need any other custom length, just let us know - we can do any cut-to-order length
that you might need for your gym. Keep in mind that if you would like to order a climbing rope
longer than 24-feet there is another option that we would highly recommend. Please contact us for
Otherwise, we will be happy to put together any climbing rope length that you
Have questions or need assistance with your climbing rope order? - Try our LIVE SUPPORT -
Each Manila Indoor Climbing rope order comes with everything you see here: Black Steel attachment
clamp, top-quality manila fiber rope in your chosen length, and a polyboot on the bottom to prevent unraveling.
An L-1 link caribiner is also included for attachment purposes.
If you would like to order immediately,
you may do so by clicking the red "order now" button above or by calling our customer service line at 1-800-978-0206. Otherwise,
please keep reading below for more climbing rope details and options:
Training With Manila Climbing Ropes
Whether you train in your basement, in the wrestling room,
or at the gym down the street, the list above shows just a sampling of the exercises
you can do with a rope.
Climbing with your feet
Climbing without your feet
Climbing with two ropes
Climbing upside down
One and two-arm hangs
Pull-down into tricep extension
Front or side raises
Right and left twists
Hanging leg raises
Pulling and dragging
This list is by no means exhaustive and keep in mind that almost all of
these exercises can be done with one or two arms, giving you an endless
supply of variations to keep your workouts fresh. As you can see,
there are plenty of ways you can use ropes to become stronger
besides climbing. Make ropes a part of your program and you can build strength in an infinite
number of ways.
But no matter how you train with them, I guarantee these are the best climbing ropes in the
industry. Don't trust your training to anything less...
Who Uses Our Climbing Ropes:
VIP Fitness - Clarkston, Michigan
Body Sculptor, Inc. - Atlanta Georgia
Performance Clubworks - Bethel, Connecticut
Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Arlington, Massachusetts
Tualatin Valley Fire Department - Aloha, Oregon
Moore's Karate - Turlock, California
Maxercise - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
South Portland Fire Rescue - South Portland, Maine
University of Kentucky ROTC - Lexington, Kentucky
Camp LeJeune - North Carolina
Vallivue Wrestling - Caldwell, Idaho
San Diego State University - San Diego, California
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
University of Texas - Austin, Texas
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, Ohio
Crossfit Sugarland - Sugarland, Texas
Lake Highland Wrestling - Orlando, Florida
Ozark Bouldering Gym - Springdale, Arkansas
Manual Street Gym - Rio Linda, California
Metro Martial Arts and Fitness - Columbus, Ohio
Fort Rucker - Alabama
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
University of Montana ROTC - Missoula, Montana
University of Missouri Wrestling - Columbia, Missouri
The Boxing Club - San Diego, California
Metropolitan Police Department - Washington D.C.
Xavier University - Cincinnati, Ohio
Inner Strength Fitness - Smyrna, Georgia
Bodytribe Fitness - Sacramento, California
Joe Vitale - Wimberly, Texas
Kissimmee Police Department - Kissimmee, Florida
The Pingry School - Martinsville, New Jersey
Arrowhead High School - Hartland, Wisconsin
And many more Gyms, Colleges, High Schools, Martial Arts Studios
Military Bases, Wrestling Clubs, and serious trainees all over the world.
Go with the choice of the Pros!
Our climbing ropes are manufactured one at a time by hand by a master ropesmith. In doing so, we have accepted no
compromise for quality and safety for your ropes. As a result, please allow the necessary listed shipping time
when anticipating the delivery of your order.
Our manufacturer usually ships within less than one week of
order placement, but please allow for 10-14 business days for standard rope lengths or 14-24 business
days for custom orders. All orders are shipped via UPS and we will provide tracking numbers by email
as soon as your order is in the mail.
Ceiling Attachment Options
Each indoor manila climbing rope comes with an L-1 Quick Link Caribiner. You will have to purchase
attachment hardware separately if you would like to fasten your ropes to your ceiling. We currently
have three different options for doing so based on your unique situation: I-Beam Clamp, Pipe Clamp Hanger, and
Wood Beam Hanger.
The L-1 Link will fit on all of these options. If there are any specific questions as to which option to
choose, we can make some very general suggestions but as for the 'nuts and bolts,' please contact a qualified
contractor to make sure the rope is attached correctly to the ceiling attachment point.
If you have read this far, it means you are strongly considering our climbing ropes... and you should be. But before
you make your final decision, there are a few other things I want to make sure you understand. First of all,
there's a good chance that you are buying these ropes if you run a gym or train athletes.
Our climbing ropes are very popular with colleges, high schools, gym classes, wrestling teams, ROTC programs, and military bases, among others.
Of course, you may also be buying a rope for home use either for yourself or your kids (or grand kids.)
Either way, safety and security is and should be the priority. Now, you may look at the cost of our climbing ropes and the first thing that
crosses your mind may be "too expensive." But keep in mind that
the cost is a reflection of the quality and craftsmanship that goes into these ropes.
Sure, there may be cheaper options out there... but why consider anything less than the BEST for even one single
Since safety is an issue, go with the highest-quality manila... secure attachment hardware... and the safest and
most efficient choice for you and your athletes.
The bottom line is that you can make the choice to "shoot low," while taking your chances with
a cheaper product and "hope" that nothing goes wrong... or you can make the smarter choice
and go with quality.
You owe it to yourself (and anyone else who may train under your watch) to go with the very best
climbing ropes in the industry... and you can get yours right here!
Let's take a look at 11 reasons why
our climbing ropes are known as the BEST
climbing ropes in the industry:
1.___ Made from high-quality 3-Strand Manila Grade A Manila: tops for a sure grip and comfortable feel
2.___ Manufactured individually by hand by a master ropesmith with over 25 years experience -
giving you the confidence to know your rope is made exactly as it needs to be
3.___ 5 Standard lengths plus any custom length you could ever want
4.___ L-1 Link or Chain Sling attachments included with every rope order
5.___ Quick links allows quick and easy installation
6.___ Attachment Hardware options (not included) will allow you to hang your rope safely in a
variety of situations
7.___ Poly-Boot prevents unraveling, resulting in long life and durability
8.___ Quick and easy ordering process with responsive customer service representatives
who will help you find the perfect rope for your situation
9.___ Tracking number sent via e-mail once your order ships
10.___ Quick and reliable shipping with maximum 10-14 day turnaround time (may be longer for custom rope orders)
11.___ Manufactured with pride in the USA
Not a SINGLE other climbing rope dealer in the world features these advantages!
Climbing Ropes Questions:
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about
our climbing ropes. Please click on the questions below for more information.
Expected shipping times: We make every effort to get your
rope order to you in the quickest manner possible. Please note that there is a 10-14 business day expected
lead time to all rope orders. Business days do not include weekends or major holidays. So, for example,
a rope ordered on the "1st" according to the above calendar should be expected to arrive on or before the 18th
(at the very latest). "Expected shipping times" as posted include the time to create the rope as well as
the time in transit - please plan accordingly.
Exceptionally large orders or international orders may also require
additional lead time and we will be in contact if that is the case.
Some Things to Consider When Ordering Ropes:
Manila Climbing Ropes are designed to be stored indoors. If you are looking for a rope that you can leave outside
in the snow and rain, we recommend going with our PolyPlus Outdoor Climbing Rope. It is specifically built to
withstand the elements and will
last much longer if left outside.
Unless you are an experienced climber who is familiar with the increased difficulty level offered by
2-inch diameter climbing ropes, we STRONGLY recommend that you order our 1.5-inch diameter rope. 1.5" is
widely considered the standard diameter for climbing ropes and will provide more than enough
challenge for any athlete.
Other than our five standard manila rope lengths, we have other custom options available.
These include longer lengths, thicker ropes, different kinds of materials, attachment hardware,
rest knots, etc. We also have tug-of-war ropes available. Please note that custom ropes will
require a lead time of 24 business days, so plan accordingly.
If you are interested in any custom options, please contact us for details.
Custom rope orders must be paid IN FULL before we will place the order. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Climbing Ropes in action: U.S. Marines conduct rope-climbing exercises as they progress through
the Corporals Course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, on Feb. 1st, 2006
Our Manila Climbing Ropes are Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
NOTE: Please observe all safety precautions when doing any activities with climbing ropes.
By purchasing this product from FHS, you are agreeing to take responsibility for your own health
and well-being. All rope-climbing activities should only be done with the proper padding
under and around all climbing equipment. A spotter and/or proper supervision should always be present. All custom rope orders are non-returnable.
Please ensure that we have all of your specifications before placing the order. It has been posted in many locations on this website why
we do not advise or condone the use of manila climbing ropes outdoors - if you choose to ignore these warnings and
use manila climbing ropes outside anyway, you do so at your own risk.