Commandotouwen Goeman’s strength

Although there is a wide range of climbing ropes available on the market, only a few are suitable for intensive use. That is why Commandotouwen Goeman wants to make a difference. Our quality is appreciated by the Belgian army, which has been using our products for more than 30 years.

The military subjects their ropes to many different tests (e.g. drop tests & abseiling). During these tests, it was our ropes that stood out. That is how we obtained the UIAA Safety Label.

We continue to focus on innovation and develop new types of rope types, year after year. During that process, safety and durability are core values. Furthermore, we always keep the specific requirements and needs of professional users in mind.

Below, you can find an overview of the colour codes we use for our climbing ropes.

In the sheath

The year of production is indicated with two coloured sheath strands in Z-shape (see table). Those are the same colour codes as used by the Belgian army.

X: 0 to 9

Year Colour 1 Colour 2
Year 20X0 Blue Blue
Year 20X1 Red Red
Year 20X2 Yellow Yellow
Year 20X3 Black Black
Year 20X4 White White
Year 20X5 Green Green
Year 20X6 Blue Red
Year 20X7 Red Yellow
Year 20X8 Yellow Blue
Year 20X9 Black White

The type of rope is indicated by a single strand in an S-shape.

Colour Type
Green Dynamic single climbing rope
Olive green Dynamic double rope (1/2)
Red Abseiling rope (twin rope)
Yellow Semi-static rope Goeman A13
Black Semi-static rope Goeman A11.5

In the core

The static ropes contain an identification ribbon with the name, producer, EN standard, year of production, CE number and type of rope (A or B).