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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.

  • SAMSON MERCURY 7/16" DIAMETER
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    from Original price $114.75
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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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  • TACHYON ROPE, ORANGE-BLUE 11.5mm diameter
    from $277.70

    TACHYON ROPE, ORANGE-BLUE 11.5mm diameter

    Teufelberger Ropes

    New England Tachyon is a lightweight rope that is great for the working arborist or the competition climber. It’s high visibility colors not only l...

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  • YALE XTC IMORI ORANGE 1/2" DIAMETER
    from $136.50

    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
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    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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  • WEAVER BACKPACK ROPE BAG
    $56.85

    WEAVER BACKPACK ROPE BAG

    Weaver Leather

    Holds up to 150’ of 1/2” rope. This great rope bag features a drawstring closure, two large gear pockets, and comfortable back pack straps for thos...

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    $56.85
  • BLUE TONGUE ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
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    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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  • BRAIDED SAFETY BLUE ULTRA-VEE 1/2" diameter
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    BRAIDED SAFETY BLUE ULTRA-VEE 1/2" diameter

    Teufelberger Ropes

    Braided Safety Blue is the industry standard climbing rope. A very popular 1/2" climbing line, this rope is engineered to stay firm and round even ...

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  • YALE KERNMASTER ROPE 1/2" DIAMETER
    from $138.70

    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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  • WEAVER THROWLINE & GEAR BAG
    $55.35

    WEAVER THROWLINE & GEAR BAG

    Weaver Leather

    Capable of holding up to three different throwline sets. Internal pockets provide storage for throwbags and exterior pockets provide storage for ot...

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  • SAFETY PRO 12 ROPE 1/2" diameter
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    SAFETY PRO 12 ROPE 1/2" diameter

    New England Ropes

    Designed for applications where a fixed spliced eye is not necessary. Safety Pro has a unique single braid/kermantle construction with a small core...

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  • YALE XTC IMORI GREEN 1/2" DIAMETER
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • POLYDYNE ROPE 1/2" Diameter
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    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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  • KMIII MAX ROPE
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    KMIII MAX ROPE

    Teufelberger Ropes

    KMIII Max is well balanced, low rotating and features a unique twill design. It is a perfect static rope for work positioning tasks and smooth des...

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  • NEW ENGLAND BLUE FLECK 9/16" diameter
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    NEW ENGLAND BLUE FLECK 9/16" diameter

    Teufelberger Ropes

    For the arborist that prefers a slightly larger rope, 9/16” New England Blue Fleck is the ideal rope. This rope has the same design, materials, and...

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  • KERNMASTER NEON GREEN-ORG 7/16" DIAMETER
    from $170.50

    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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  • Yale Kernmaster Blue Rope 1/2" diameter
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    from Original price $139.60
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    Yale Kernmaster Blue 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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  • FTC Nigma Rope
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    FTC Nigma Rope

    FTC

    The FTC Nigma Rope is designed for optimal visibility, longevity, and resistance with brightly colored strands and 100% polyester construction. Its...

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  • BUCKINGHAM DITTY BAG
    $92.15

    BUCKINGHAM DITTY BAG

    Buckingham Mfg.

    Featuring 2 snaps for attachment and an elastic closure to keep everything securely in the bag.

    $92.15
  • EDELRID WOODPECKER ROPE
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    EDELRID WOODPECKER ROPE

    Edelrid North America

    Premium tree climbing rope with especially soft grip and excellent splice properties. Perfectly suited for use with self-braking descenders. Sheat...

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  • Yale Kernmaster Explore 7/16"
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    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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  • Cousin Black Widow Climbing Rope
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    Cousin Black Widow Climbing Rope

    Cousin

    Cousin's Black Widow Climbing Rope is a top-notch choice for professionals in the arboriculture industry. Made from 100% polyester, this ø 12.2 mm ...

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  • KLEIN GEAR BACKPACK
    $185.35

    KLEIN GEAR BACKPACK

    Klein Tools

    This large backpack easily accomodates all of your gear. You can put your helmet, belts, and more in the main opening of the backpack and your cli...

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  • ROPE KERNMASTER BLUE WITH ORANGE 7/16x150'
    $170.50

    ROPE KERNMASTER BLUE WITH ORANGE 7/16x150'

    Yale Cordage

    The ROPE KERNMASTER BLUE WITH ORANGE provides advanced features for static rappelling construction. With a unique 48-strand solution dyed polyester...

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    $170.50