If I was a risk taker and had to trust my life to a strand of rope, then nothing would be more important than safety and a long history of quality and top-notch manufacturing. You get these things with Blue Water Ropes of Georgia, and with it comes the knowledge of 7 generations of textile experience. From Blue Water’s website: BlueWater traces its roots to a family-owned textile business that began manufacturing in Georgia in 1890 . Our modern history began in 1969 when we manufactured the first American-made kernmantle caving rope. After Seven (yes Seven !) consecutive generations in textile manufacturing BlueWater is THE standard in quality and durability. In 1975 we introduced the first synthetic low elongation rope for fire and industrial high-rise rescue. Synthetic nylon fiber was a radical departure from the norm of one inch manila ropes that were in use. Our UL Classified NFPA 1983/2012…Continue Reading