Fixed ropes, also known as fixed lines or permanent ropes, are ropes that are permanently installed in a fixed position and are used for a variety of purposes, such as climbing, rappelling, and rescue operations. Fixed ropes are typically made from dynamic rope, which is designed to stretch under load, and are anchored to a solid structure at both ends.
Fixed ropes are typically used in climbing and mountaineering to provide a secure and reliable means of ascending or descending a fixed route. They are also used in rescue operations to provide a secure means of transporting a person from one location to another. In these situations, fixed ropes are typically anchored to a solid structure, such as a rock face or a building, and are used to provide a secure and stable means of support.
Fixed ropes can be made from a variety of materials, including nylon, polyester, and kevlar, and are usually treated with a special coating to improve their durability and resistance to wear and abrasion. Fixed ropes are an essential tool for many outdoor and industrial applications where a strong, reliable rope is needed.