24-Strand Climbing Rope
24-strand ropes have braided outer layer over a braided core, like a rope inside of a rope. Core and cover share the load. This strong construction allows lightweight and small-diameter climbing ropes. The smooth braider cover works with the widest range of hitches & mechanical devices. All 24-strand double-braids can "milk," where the cover moves past the core; this is normal and the cover can be milked back in the opposite direction. 24-strands are the most popular ropes for MRS climbing, and some also work well for SRS.