About

Coast Ropes and Rescue provides equipment for the rope access and rescue industry. We are a 100% BC and employee-owned company with SAR trained staff and over 10 years of training in IRATA and SPRAT.

Our mission is to be the anchor point and source of products and knowledge for Canadian Rope Professionals. We carry top selling brands and products to serve the industry and work closely with our manufacturer partners to provide our customers with the latest technologies in equipment.

  • Products in-stock
  • Competitive pricing
  • Shipping from Vancouver
  • We specialize in outfitting teams and complex quotes

OUR SALES TEAM 

 

RYAN LEWIS

Coast Ropes co-founder, Ryan Lewis, started his journey as a Frst Responder at the age of 16 when he volunteered with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (RCMSAR) unit 14 in Gibsons. He has also volunteered with Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue, and Ontario Provincial Parks.

Ryan is an IRATA SPRAT Rope Access Technician with training in technical rope rescue, confined space, swiftwater, PPE inspection as well as product-specific training from leading manufacturers. 

With over a decade experience providing equipment to SAR teams, fire departments, military and individuals, Ryan knows how to outfit your team with the gear you need. 

SAR teams, government & military

ryan@coastropes.ca 

MIKE SIMS

Mike is our Sales Representative specializing in film and entertainment, building maintenance and general work at height.

After jobs in sales and construction, he got his start working as a Rigging Tech in the entertainment industry. Two years later, he moved to BC and has since worked as a Sales Rep, Buyer and PPE Inspector - all dealing exclusively with rescue equipment and PPE.

Mike has dealt with a wide array of clients and has worked closely with most major equipment manufacturers. He utilizes his experience to make sure you're using the right tools for the job and that you have them when you need them. He knows the product exceptionally well, is current with industry trends and excels at sourcing hard-to-find equipment.

Rope access, building maintenance, film & entertainment

mike@coastropes.ca

KEN GRIFFIN (GRIFF)

Griff is our Outside Sales Representative specializing in fire departments. His experience working as a Fire Fighter for 2 years in the Okanagan gave him hands on experience and knowledge of the needs of fire teams.

He has spent the last 12 years working primarily with rope rescue equipment and outfitting rope rescue teams. He loves getting to know his customers and help them find solutions to their problems with equipment and gear.

Fire service, Industrial 

griff@coastropes.ca