Climbing Rope Dog Leashes for Big Dogs. Made in USA.

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Climbing Rope Dog Leashes for Big Dogs. Made in USA.

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I can’t imagine not having dogs in my life. What fun and energy they bring without requiring or asking for much in return.

With an outdoor lifestyle involving climbing and hiking backcountry trails, my big dogs would almost always accompany me.

For myself I enjoyed being able to select quality gear used on my outdoor adventures. My dogs didn't have that option and would use regular collars and leashes with no specifications listing the type of materials used. No label showing a working load or breaking strength or describing the materials.

Most of us don’t give much thought to the quality or strength of the components used to make a dog’s leash. Unlike my climbing and hiking gear with detailed specifications, I had little idea how well a basic dog collar or leash was constructed. Are the buckles, metal clips, D rings, stitching, nylon straps and look-a-like climbing rope adequate in the design of most dog leashes - especially for large dogs? It seemed fine for most people but I wasn't satisfied.

Who checks to see if a D ring is spot welded, fully welded or not welded at all? I didn't know to check. Most people don't. What about the clips or fasteners? Are they Mil-Spec, I doubt it. What about the steel? Is it 316 stainless, chrome plated or a frail cast pot metal? Are the carabiners and rope CE rated? Are they marked with safe working loads and breaking strengths? No they are not.

Mass produced dog leashes are almost always made cheap and inadequate for the strength of most large dogs. Most people don't question the design or build of a dog leash only its length and color.

After two failed leashes I was done with pet stores. No more run of the mill pet store dog leashes. My dogs deserved better and their safety was just as important to me as my own.

My hiking and climbing gear is tested, certified and proven reliable. The climbing rope and carabiners are the same used by search & rescue teams, military, police agency's and more. Why not use this same gear for large dogs?

This idea is not new and not exactly unique but my choice of specific USA manufactures, quality materials, attention to details and custom assembly process is unique.

Over the years an increasing number of people showed interest in my custom dog leashes and request from some enthusiastic people started coming in. was born and further inspired from my rescue dog Dakota. Without his seemingly endless amount of energy and ability to motivate me to take him almost everywhere, our custom dog leashes would never have been a success.

A dogs leash is its lifeline between you and harm’s way. Think about this when your walking your dog.

Josh Sterling –

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  • Josh Sterling


    Climbing mountains and hiking with my dogs is just some of what I do. Building dog leashes is another, and started with a need for a leash that I could trust to keep my big dogs safe at my side. If you like, I'm happy to do the same for your dogs. :)

  • Dakota

    Product Tester

    I'm no one's lap dog.

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Last updated on April 10, 2018
Here you will find custom climbing rope dog leashes built to order for medium and extra large dogs.

We use some of the best quality materials and a unique assembly method to help insure our leashes are among the strongest and best available for your big dog.

Josh Sterling

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I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Refunds, Returns, Exchange:

Your business is very important to us. If you are not satisfied with our products or service please contact us and allow us to try and resolve your concern.

Refunds exclude the cost of shipping and take as little as 1 to 3 days but can take up to 7 business days to process.

Exchanges are shipped once your original unused purchase is returned.
US Orders Ship 1-3 day USPS Priority Mail with Tracking Number.

We make every effort to process your order quickly and accurately. Most all orders are built and shipped between 7 and 10 days. Each order is handmade and not a stocked item. During busy times we may need an additional time to build and ship your order.

International Orders Ship USPS Priority International.

Normal Delivery time is the average time as quoted by the carrier. This can be between 1 and 3 weeks. Actual time may be more or less depending on your specific location, or carrier delays.

USPS Priority International shipping times to Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and UK average 10 to 14 days. Please allow at least 7 -10 days before contacting us regarding an overdue shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
To the original owner we fully guarantee the workmanship and materials of our custom dog leashes so long as they are subjected to fair use.

They are intended as high quality leashes designed for both medium and extra large dogs. We offer a limited lifetime warranty and reserve the right to determine what is considered fair use.

A limited lifetime warranty generally means that the warranty is valid for only the original purchaser. Additionally, the warranty is limited in its liability, and will cover product and or manufacturer defects, but will not cover ‘deliberate’ damage or damage from improper use or neglect such as using the leash as a “tie out” or allowing your dog to chew through the leash, etc.

Workmanship & Materials:
Every effort is made to ensure the materials used in our products are among the best quality.

Climbing rope is a great example of quality, strength, durability with a range of colors and unique styles ideal for our custom dog leashes.

Our selection of climbing rope is manufactured in the USA. We use new rope, not recycled or re-purposed. Although we believe that the reuse of rope has its place, we prefer knowing that the rope used in our leashes is guaranteed from the manufacturer to be free of any defects and in turn will hold up to our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

To further insure that our products last, we use customized industrial connectors, quality heavy duty stainless steel snap hooks and forged aluminum locking carabiners for a lightweight but seriously strong leash.

No inexpensive crimp connectors are used like some similar styled leashes seen online and in major pet stores.

We select quality materials originally designed for industrial applications, rock and mountain climbing as well as police and military use where equipment failures are not an option.

With this knowledge, we are confident that our custom dog leashes will hold up to the strongest of dogs and years of reliable service.