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Arborist Tree Climbing Ropes | Spliced Eye Ropes

Tree climbing ropes are made from many different materials and come in different constructions. Arborist climbing ropes are meant for life support and have the strength to prove it! Most climbing ropes are made with polyester and a blend of other technical fibers for strength, knot-ability, and suppleness. 

12-strand ropes hold up very well to abrasion and are great for climbers who don't use friction savers. These ropes for tree climbing have a solid braid construction with no core, making hand splicing unavailable. However, an industrial sewn eye can be accomplished. Inspection is relatively easy with 12-strand ropes.

16-strand ropes feature a cover and a core, but a majority (if not all) of its strength comes from the cover. The core's main function is to keep the rope round while under load and potentially hold a small percentage of the load. 16-strand ropes are generally stronger than 12-strand ropes and still have great abrasion resistance. These ropes are great for climbers using a Blake's Hitch and using a tie-in point that does not require additional gear.

24-strand ropes are great to use with friction savers and ascenders. Typically, 24-strand ropes are double-braided ropes, meaning they are ropes within a rope. That would be the best way to break that one down. It is ideal to pair this climbing rope with a friction saver to prevent premature wear of the rope, as they are not as abrasion resistant when compared to lower strand ropes. The dynamic properties of this rope make it the best when it comes to climbing MRS, BUT it still has lower elongation, meaning that it is also an excellent rope for SRS climbing. In a few words, 24-strand ropes are all around arborist climbing ropes!

Static ropes are of Kernmantle construction and comprise 32-48 strand covers. This makes them the perfect rope to pair with ascenders! The tighter cover allows the ascender to bite into the rope without causing damage and the tighter cover also helps keep the fine debris away from the core. Static ropes have very low stretch, making them great for ascending into trees using SRS climbing techniques. 

Which rope is right for you? See what fits your tree climbing rope needs best here.

  • BRAIDED BLUE STREAK 1/2" diameter
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    BRAIDED BLUE STREAK 1/2" diameter

    Samson Rope

    This 16 strand rope has excellent abrasion resistance. Made from treated polyester with a stabilized nylon core, this rope is firm, has a smooth su...

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  • BRAIDED TRUE BLUE 1/2" diameter
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    BRAIDED TRUE BLUE 1/2" diameter

    Samson Rope

    This 12-strand premium climbing line has low stretch and high strength. It stays firm, round, and flexible with use. This bright blue 100% polyeste...

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  • SAMSON ZING-IT
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    SAMSON ZING-IT

    Samson Rope

    Zing-It is a lightweight super pliable throwline that glides over rough bark. High strength and long lasting. Min. Breaking Strength of 1.75mm: 5...

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  • STABLE BRAID ROPE 9/16" diameter
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    STABLE BRAID ROPE 9/16" diameter

    Samson Rope

    The 2 in 1 construction with a polyester cover over a polyester core is a very strong, low stretch, torque free rigging line. With it’s trademark S...

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  • HAWKEYE ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
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    HAWKEYE ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER

    Samson Rope

    Made from treated polyester with a stabilized nylon core, this Arbormaster rope is firm, has a smooth surface and good knot holding properties. Wit...

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  • VORTEX ROPE, COOL
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    VORTEX ROPE, COOL

    Samson Rope

    This 24-strand cclimbing line is a true 1/2" (12.7 mm) and is the lightest premium climbing line of its size available. The large and comfortable b...

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  • VORTEX ROPE, HOT
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    VORTEX ROPE, HOT

    Samson Rope

    This 24-strand climbing line is a true 1/2" (12.7 mm) and is the lightest premium climbing line of its size available. The large and comfortable ...

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  • Bartlett Exclusive Antidote Rope
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    Bartlett Exclusive Antidote Rope

    Samson Rope

    🧪Antidote Rope🧪 ArborRAGE has been running rampant throughout the globe, causing arborist to, NOW, go into an undead like mode! Arborists would sh...

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  • SAMSON MERCURY 7/16" DIAMETER
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    SAMSON MERCURY 7/16" DIAMETER

    Samson Rope

    Mercury SRT Kernmantle Static Climbing Line provides a firm body and good shock mitigation. It is a balanced non-rotational rope with a high tenac...

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  • VELOCITY HOT ROPE 7/16" diameter
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    VELOCITY HOT ROPE 7/16" diameter

    Samson Rope

    A great 11mm climb line that is extremely flexible and holds knots very well. With it’s “Sure Grip” technology, Velocity has a broken in feel right...

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  • VELOCITY COOL ROPE 7/16" diameter
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    VELOCITY COOL ROPE 7/16" diameter

    Samson Rope

    A great 11mm climb line that is extremely flexible and holds knots very well. With it’s “Sure Grip” technology, Velocity has a broken in feel right...

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  • Samson Arborfreak
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    Samson Arborfreak

    Samson Rope

    Samson's ArborFreak provides the best of both worlds - a 12mm firmness suitable for any climbing technique along with a seamless blend of core and ...

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  • Bartlett Exclusive Biohazard Rope
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    Bartlett Exclusive Biohazard Rope

    Samson Rope

    BioHAZARD Climbing Rope 🚨ALERT🚨 This is not a drill! While combining experimental fibers with the traditional rope fibers, the mad doctor knocked ...

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