Southern Cross Equipment prides itself on the quality of the gear that it offers. We have carefully selected stock from suppliers we consider to be the best in the business and with whom we have long cultivated excellent relations. Click on a brand to find out a little about our associations with them and what they represent.
Axis produce a tight range of connectors and rope accessories. We love their hypalon rope protectors.
Founded in France in 1950, Beal was a specialist rope and cord maker. 70 years later they have evolved into all parts of the sport and rope access markets.
Growing out of Choinard Equipment when it started to take a more dedicated climbing focus, Black Diamond has grown to be arguably the most recognizable climbing brand in the world. Year after year it is at the forefront of technology and innovation while guaranteeing the toughest quality equipment for your needs.
A premium rope brand and recognized leader in the industry, BlueWater Ropes have been developing and constructing specialized ropes since 1969. With several significant achievements under their belt, like the development of the first American-made kermantle caving rope and the introduction of synthetic, nylon fibre ropes for fire and rescue, BlueWater has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and reliability (they were the first American company to achieve ISO 9000 Certification).
Designing and producing rope safety equipment for over 30 years in Italy, CT have a range of innovative and beautiful hardware to keep rope access technicians happy.
Hand built in the USA, all Conterra products display impeccable design and manufacture. The brand name is a watchword for excellence.
Innovation is the keyword for DMM, and one which they have stuck to tenaciously since their founding in 1981. From their base in Llanberis, Wales, they turn out the best possible equipment at competitive-edge pricing. With serious investments in new technology, they are the sole manufacturer of climbing hardware based entirely in the UK.
DMM Tactical is at the forefront of technology and quality with hight safety and access equipment used by military and special forces around the world. Because everything is manufactured in Wales, they have absolute control over the whole manufacturing process from raw material to finished product.
Manufacturing technical equipment since the 1950's, Edelrid is a prime example of European quality, design and aesthetics.Based in Germany, Edelrid is an independent technical climbing company within the VAUDE group.
Mainly concerned with hiking and climbing gear, this Swiss company has a few crossover products that work well within our range.
Ferno Australia manufacture and distribute a suite of high quality products to the emergency rescue industry. Whilst a subsidiary of Ferno Washington, the Australia branch has been family run since 1974.
Predominantly a climbing brand from Spain, Fixe has a number of products that crossover well into the Work at Heights industry.
Design, develop, manufacture and market...these are the core values and processes within ISC. Although only a relatively small global player, we are independently owned and managed. This has allowed us the flexibility to exploit embryonic markets, remain at the forefront of product innovation and invest in cutting edge technology.
Kahtoola was developed by Danny Giovale after a heart-stopping experience in the Italian mountains which threw into sharp relief the need for better winter traction. Designed and developed by a close-knit group of associates in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kahtoola is a ground-breaking company with impeccable standards.
Top-of-the-line helmets from Italy, your head will thank you forever for choosing Kask to protect it.
Kong is an Italian company which traces its roots back to 1830, where Giuseppe Bonaiti started manufacturing carabiners which brought them world-wide fame. While growing continually since then (and throughout its large scale reorganization in 1977) it has continued to stay true to its high standards of quality and personalized service, with a small staff of about 70 and the best machinery available.
Another climbing brand with crossover potential, we are especially fond of their Safeguard rope clamp.
The one and only, Maillon Rapide, from France's Peguet, need no introduction. Their stainless steel quick links adorn every height worker's gear from Paris to Perth.
Misty Mountain is an American company that prides itself on making the finest industrial and military gear in the world. Everything is designed and manufactured in-house at the factory at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Western NC. We are proud to work closely with Misty Mountain and design bespoke modular harnesses for our SAS and special forces.
Huge in the States and Asia, Montana's favourite sons supply amazing packs primarily to our defence and firefighting troops, but also have a great range of hunting and recreational packs.
Outdoor Research started in 1980, when the need for a better gaiter was brought to founder Ron Gregg's attention: his climbing partner on Denali was suffering from severe frostbite, in part due to badly designed gaiters. Since then, the company has tackled anything that looked like it could use improving with fantastic results: expedition and mountaineering standard gloves, the last word in bivvies, and beautifully-designed headwear.
Quite possibly the most well known climbing company in the world, and arguably the greatest. Since its founding, Petzl has been responsible for some of the most significant inventions and developments in the climbing world such as making the first ascenders and descenders. Experts in both sport climbing and professional use, their commitment to quality and environmental ethos make them the perfect choice for your needs.
Steve Hudson became passionate about rope development and production due to his passion for something else--caving and rappelling. Rope quality for climbers and rappellers in the pre-70's was inconsistent and lacking in durability and toughness. PMI tackled those problems head-on by buying their own rope braider and using their knowledge of kernmantle ropemaking to produce economical but top-quality ropes, which they've been doing with great success ever since.
Local Aussie crew Reecoil specialise in lanyards for the arborist industry. While still relatively small, these guys should be kept an eye on.
Founded 25 years ago in the garage of iconic gear legend Rock Thompson who began his career manufacturing what has become arguably the best equipment in the world for work or play at heights. Blooded in the canyons and cracks of Utah, since inception Rock Exotica has consistently raised the bar across the board with innovation and design of speciality gear for those who play and work in high and dangerous places. Those in the know accept nothing but the best gear for the best operators.
Another of our top companies is Rock Empire who, like many of the best, grew out the grassroots experience of experienced climbers who wanted better equipment. Located in Squamish, BC., one of Canada's hottest climbing spots (and spectacularly beautiful) Rock Empire are a company at the top of their game.
Skylotec hail from Germany, and bring into their designs all the teutonic precision you'd expect. Look no further than the industry favourite Sirius descender for proof.
The Seattle Manufacturing Corporation in another example of a small company with impeccable on-shore production facilities aimed at technical rescue scenarios, and their gear shows it.