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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.

  • BLUE MOON ROPE 11.7mm DIAMETER
    from $124.80

    BLUE MOON ROPE 11.7mm DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Yale Cordage Blue Moon is a true 11.7mm diameter that combines the lightweight characteristics of 11mm ropes and the more conventional sizing of th...

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    from $124.80
  • YALE PRISM ROPE 11.7mm ROPE
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    from $150.80

    YALE PRISM ROPE 11.7mm ROPE

    Yale Cordage

    This competition grade rope handles ascenders very well and has minimal stretch. Yale’s “Tite-Braid” cover virtually eliminates cover milking while...

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  • YALE KERNMASTER ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
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    from $114.95

    YALE KERNMASTER ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Static rapelling Kernmaster line is constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," i...

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    from $114.95
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  • YALE XTC FIRE 1/2" diameter
    from $110.40

    YALE XTC FIRE 1/2" diameter

    Yale Cordage

    Yale XTC Fire features one of the tightest cover braids in the industry. It’s high visibility color keeps everyone’s eyes on the rope when working....

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    from $110.40
  • KERNMASTER ORANGE-GREEN 7/16" DIAMETER
    from $127.20

    KERNMASTER ORANGE-GREEN 7/16" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Static rapelling Kernmaster line is constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," i...

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    from $127.20
  • YALE BLAZE 11MM DIAMETER
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    from $99.95

    YALE BLAZE 11MM DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    The innovative, lightweight Blaze rope is a 11mm splicable, double braided rope construction with ultimate visibility. It’s 24 strand construction ...

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  • YALE XTC IMORI ORANGE 1/2" DIAMETER
    from $129.60

    YALE XTC IMORI ORANGE 1/2" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    XTC IMORI ROPE: Yale Cordage has incorporated a unique blend of fibers that allow the fibers to be exposed on both the outer sheath and on the insi...

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  • ARROW FROG ROPE 11.7mm DIAMETER
    from $169.05

    ARROW FROG ROPE 11.7mm DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Yale Arrow Frog climb line is designed for high visibility and performance. This 24 strand rope works very well with mechanical descenders along wi...

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    from $169.05
  • BLUE TONGUE ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
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    from $149.98

    BLUE TONGUE ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Blue Tongue climbing line from Yale is a great 24 strand rope that is designed to work exceptionally well with mechanical ascenders and descenders....

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  • YALE KERNMASTER ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
    from $129.60

    YALE KERNMASTER ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Static rapelling Kernmaster line is constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," i...

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    from $129.60
  • YALE XTC IMORI GREEN 1/2" DIAMETER
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    from $131.95

    YALE XTC IMORI GREEN 1/2" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    XTC IMORI ROPE: Yale Cordage has incorporated a unique blend of fibers that allow the fibers to be exposed on both the outer sheath and on the insi...

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    from $131.95
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  • POLYDYNE ROPE 1/2" Diameter
    from $179.05

    POLYDYNE ROPE 1/2" Diameter

    Yale Cordage

    Polydyne is a double braided rope which utilizes a polyester sleeve over a nylon core. This rope has high breaking strength and more stretch in its...

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    from $179.05
  • KERNMASTER NEON GREEN-ORG 7/16" DIAMETER
    from $159.00

    KERNMASTER NEON GREEN-ORG 7/16" DIAMETER

    Yale Cordage

    Static rapelling Kernmaster line is constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," i...

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    from $159.00
  • Yale Kernmaster Explore 7/16"
    from $121.50

    Yale Kernmaster Explore 7/16"

    Yale Cordage

    Static rapelling Kernmaster line is constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," i...

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    from $121.50