Abseiling Rope

Our range of static and low stretch rope designed especially for abseiling. Kernmantle static ropes are also useful for applications such as rappelling and hauling.

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    11mm Dynamic Rope 100% Nylon Kernmantle

    £2.54 per metre

    Our 11mm dynamic 100% Nylon Kernmantle line has a braid-on-braid nylon construction and an elongation of 26.89% Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 892. CE certified CE2233.

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    11mm Hotline Rope – Fire Resistant and Heat Resistant Rope

    £219.98£714.98

    Specifically designed for high temperatures and harsh environments. The aramid jacket has a decomposition temperature of 500 degrees Celsius. Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233.

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    Reflective Rope 11mm LSK

    £70.50£256.00

    This is the same rope as the 11mm Low Stretch Kernmantle Rope but with one unique feature.  There is a reflective strip incorporated into the fleck. Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233   View product details and technical information

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    Response Static Low Stretch Kernmantle Rope (LSK)

    £1.35£1.55 per metre

    Designed for use in rope access applications such as abseiling, controlled descents, rescue and cave exploration.

    Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233

  • Marlow Static LSK

    £49.99£431.96

    Low stretch kernmantle rope designed for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling. Significantly outperforms CE 1891 test standards with outstanding dynamic properties.

    • Good abrasion resistance
    • High elongation
    • Excellent energy absorption for safety
    • High strength
    • Visible year marker
    • Works brilliantly with ascenders and descenders
  • Marlow Dynamic Rope

    £687.04£748.33

    Test Standards: CE EN 892

    When it comes to your climbing and safety needs, Marlow Dynamic Climbing Ropes stand out as the perfect choice. These ropes are engineered to deliver an exceptional combination of attributes, making them the go-to solution for various applications, from climbing to fall arrest and more.

  • Diablo Static Rope For Extreme Use

    £369.17£738.30

    High quality, UKCA and CE Type A certified rope with a special heat resistant cover. Designed for military, police and emergency services, essential for rope access requiring a low stretch rope with added resistance to extreme environments and hard use.

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    Marlow Blue Ocean Static

    £476.97

    Eco-conscious innovative rope solution made from 100% Blue Ocean yarn, NFPA and CE certified. Ideal for rope access, abseiling and work positioning.

  • Marlow Reflective Static

    £267.57£566.22

    Low Stretch Kernmantle rope with the same specification as Marlow Static Rope. This rope has a reflective fleck woven into the braid. It can be used for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling at night or in dark/confined conditions where visibility of the line is important.

  • Protec 250

    £202.39£404.81

    CE EN1891 Type A certified 11mm semi-static rope with a Technora® cover, essential for all Rope Access professionals requiring a work positioning rope with outstanding heat resistant properties.

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    Tutus Static Rope

    £75.99£661.20

    THE FLAGSHIP PRODUCT WITHIN THE TUTUS RANGE. The English Braids “Tutus static rope” aims to deliver safety in line with BS EN1891. The rope has been fully tested with the mainstream hardware in the market.

  • Marlow pH-I STATIC

    £183.08£397.27

    CE and UKCA certified static rope with unique colour change marker that will change from yellow to red when exposed to strong acids, indicating rope compromise.

  • Ronin HP

    £558.20£1,116.40

    New CE Certified EN1891 Type A 11.5mm semi static rope with black polyester markers, essential for Rope Access professionals requiring a work positioning rope with outstanding heat resistant properties.

    *This is a specialist product please enquire for lead time before purchase.

  • ProTec 500

    £553.60£1,107.20

    New CE Certified EN1891 Type A 11mm semi static rope with a Technora® cover, essential for Rope Access professionals requiring a work positioning rope with outstanding heat resistant properties up to 250°C.

  • Marlow Blue Ocean Gecko 13mm Climbing Rope

    £147.90£836.34

    BLUE OCEAN® GECKO presents the same outstanding climbing rope as Marlow’s initial Gecko, featuring a 16-plait cover woven from our eco-friendly Blue Ocean yarn. This unique composition imbues the rope with remarkable suppleness, durability, and strength.

    BLUE OCEAN® GECKO is meticulously engineered for Arborists.

  • Marlow Vesper 11.8mm Climbing Rope

    £184.54£738.10

    Introducing Vesper, the cutting-edge tree climbing line, new from 2022. This 11.8mm rope boasts an all-polyester construction, offering low elongation, excellent friction, and heat resistance. Vesper meets the rigorous EN 1891 Type A standards and holds both CE and UKCA certifications. Available in high visibility colors, with or without a low-profile splice termination, it’s your ideal companion for tree climbing adventures.

  • Marlow Vega 11.7mm Climbing Rope

    £181.69£676.54

    Vega is certified for safety and quality, meeting UKCA and CE EN1891 standards, and aligning with ANSI Z133 compliance. This lightweight arborist climbing rope stands out with its exceptional low elongation rate of just 1.2%, currently among the best in the industry. It’s purposefully designed to cater to the latest mechanical climbing devices and contemporary climbing techniques. With a braided polyester core for minimal elongation and a 24 plait polyester jacket for unparalleled flexibility and durability, Vega ensures efficient and less strenuous climbs.

  • Marlow Gecko 13mm Climbing Rope

    £131.31£712.33

    Designed as a traditional 13mm climbing rope for double rope technique. Gecko has a tough and durable 16 plait Polyester cover making the rope supply and hard wearing – ideal for use with friction hitches. UKCA and CE certified in accordance with EN 1891, Gecko can be spliced* but is also available with either low profile spliced eyes or sewn eye termination.

  • Marlow 10.5mm Red Static LSK – 40 metres

    £69.99 | £58.33 excl. VAT

    Low stretch kernmantle rope designed for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling. Significantly outperforms CE 1891 test standards with outstanding dynamic properties.

    • Good abrasion resistance
    • High elongation
    • Excellent energy absorption for safety
    • High strength
    • Visible year marker
    • Works brilliantly with ascenders and descenders

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The Access Ropes Guide to:
Abseiling Rope

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What type of rope is used for abseiling?

In its most simple form, abseiling involves descending on a rope, with the aid of a harness and belay device. It is used when it would be too complex or time-consuming to descend on foot. Abseiling may also be referred to as rappelling; both terms mean using a piece of rope and a control device to descend. Linguistically, the words have different heritages but they have the same meaning.

Abseiling Rope is any cord or line used where there is a vertical incline or decline of a person or item. This can be ascending/descending buildings, cliffs, offshore structures, trees and caves.

There are three main types of rope that can be used for abseiling; Static RopeDynamic Rope and Tree Climbing Rope. The best option to use will depend on the situation in which you are operating and choosing the right equipment can prevent serious injury to a climber.

All our abseiling ropes have been selected for their excellent technical specifications and uncompromising safety standards. They come with free delivery in the UK, have a very reasonable price point and the rope length can be custom cut according to your requirements. Get in touch with us today to order the perfect line for you.

Static Rope

Static rope is designed so that it will not stretch under load. It is often preferred for abseiling and as caving rope because the low stretch properties will give you a bounce-free descent that is easier to control. Elongation with low stretch and semi-static lines will be under 10%. A static cord will usually have an elongation of under 6%.

Our static ropes all have kernmantle constructions, whereby the interior (the kern) is covered by a strong woven sheath (the mantle). With this construction, the nylon core provides a high level of strength to support heavy loads, while the polyester sheath is resistant to abrasion, which is essential when abseiling. Our Hotline rope has an aramid sheath which has an even higher level of abrasion resistance compared to other low stretch rope and can withstand exceptionally high temperatures.

If you are planning on rappelling or abseiling in low-light conditions, then products such as the Reflective LSK Static Line are highly recommended as they incorporate a reflective strip in the fleck to enhance visibility.

Dynamic Rope

Dynamic rope has a much higher degree of elasticity compared to static lines and is used as a climbing rope. To be classified as a dynamic rope, elongation must be higher than 10% but under 40%, although they will typically be between 25% and 35%.  This elasticity ensures that the length of rope can absorb energy more readily and cope with a sudden rise in its load, such as your body weight. This reduction in peak force will cushion a fall by absorbing your weight, reducing the risk of serious injury. This makes it a popular choice for climbers.

While static and semi-static ropes are preferred as an abseil rope, dynamic ropes are still commonly used. If you have not carried a static rope in your equipment with you during your ascent, then it is still possible to descend with your dynamic line. Just expect that there will be more bouncing, so it may be harder if you are inexperienced at rock climbing, and you must ensure that the climbing rope won’t feed through your belay device too quickly.

Never be tempted to use a combination of rope types when rappelling. Static and dynamic ropes have very different friction and stretch properties. These differences can cause the knot at the anchors to creep so you will get to the bottom of one rope ahead of the other. If this creep is significant, you may fall the remaining distance. Although this can be avoided with adding a number of knots and careful positioning, it does complicate things for the climber. It is better to plan ahead and bring the right range of low stretch rope and dynamic rope with you.

Our dynamic ropes also use the kernmantle construction concept, although they have brighter colours and a higher elongation percentage. These products still maintain a nylon core and polyester braid on braid sheath.

We stock several dynamic lines, all available to order in custom lengths, including the 11mm diameter dynamic 100% Nylon Kernmantle line, which has an elongation of 26.89% and a braid-on-braid construction. As with all our ropes, it is CE certified and complies with EN 1891 requirements.

Read more about the difference between dynamic and static lines.

Arbor Rope

Arborist ropes are specifically designed to withstand the friction involved in climbing trees and must be both durable and flexible. They come in a range of colours to ensure good visibility when working at height.

Arborist tree climbing ropes may also be referred to as low stretch or static lines, as they have minimal elongation properties to ensure you get the support you need when ascending or descending trees. A static or semi-static cord will minimize bouncing, help you move in a more controlled manner and therefore preserve your energy.

We offer a range of fantastic arbor lines, all which come with free delivery within the UK. One of the most popular choices is the Donaghys Cougar Rope for Arbor and Climbing, which is CE certified and complies with EN 1891 requirements. This is a lightweight, low stretch, easy to handle abseil rope preferred by arborists and sports climbers around the world.

Contact our highly experienced customer service team today for more information on our quality products, their applications, or for advice on which is the best rope to order for your climbing and abseiling use.

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