Static Ropes

Our static ropes are low stretch, Certified Safe in the UK and perfect for various access and leisure applications. Low Stretch Kernamantle Ropes are the best ropes for abseiling and rappelling.

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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
  • 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.

  • Black Marlow

    £349.99£649.99

    Tried and tested high-quality rappelling rope used by forces around the world. Specifically designed for rapid descent from helicopters, rock faces, and urban warfare situations. Check out our range of military rope

  • 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

Contact us for Static Ropes enquiries

If you’ve got an enquiry about Static Ropes, our expert team can help.

The Access Ropes Guide to:
Static Ropes

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What is static rope?

static rope is designed to have very low stretch and is also known as low elongation or semi-static rope. While the terms are used interchangeably by suppliers and manufacturers, the most important factor is to check that the rope meets EN1891 certifications. This ensures the rope has been tested and has the required properties to be classed as a static or low-stretch.

Static rope is used primarily for abseilingfire rescue and working at heights or caving, as it gives you a high level of control, maximum strength and bounce-free movement. Ascending with static rope will also be less tiring on your muscles than with high-stretch rope.

These low-elongation ropes are also ideal for hauling heavy loads but should not be used for rock climbing or mountaineering.  Dynamic ropes are the safer, preferred rope for climbing as it will cushion you in any falls. If these lines are used to break a fall, there will be a greater risk of injury.

We keep up to date with the latest developments in this field and will always try to ensure we’re providing the best equipment possible. Our rope products are all safety-assured, ship with certification, and come at a competitive price. If you would like a custom length or a fresh factory reel, then get in touch today.

To preserve the life of your lines, you should also review our guide to looking after your rope.

What is the best rope for rappelling?

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Rappelling rope is often used in military applications

When it comes to rappelling, the choice of rope is paramount for both safety and efficiency. The best rope for rappelling is typically a static rope due to its low stretch properties. Static ropes are designed to offer minimal elongation under load, providing greater control and stability during descent. This feature is crucial in rappelling, where consistent and predictable rope behaviour is essential for a smooth and safe experience.

Among static ropes, the Black Marlow is a popular choice. Its robust construction and minimal stretch make it ideal for rappelling. The rope’s durability and resistance to abrasion also ensure it can withstand the rigours of repeated descents, making it a reliable option for recreational, professional and military use.

Another excellent option is the Response Static Rope. Known for its strength and low elongation, this rope is well-suited for a variety of rappelling scenarios. The Kernmantle construction offers a balance of strength and flexibility, ensuring safety and ease of use.

In summary, rappelling requires a strong, durable rope with minimal stretch. The Black Marlow and Response Static Rope meet these criteria, making them top choices for rappelling enthusiasts, rope access professionals, and the military.

Static Rope Construction

The majority of modern static lines have a kernmantle construction. This is where the kern (the internal core) to covered and protected by the mantle (the woven sheath). The internal core, made with nylon or polyamide fibres, creates a high level of tensile strength. Nylon has been the preferred material for such rope as it is highly durable and does not tear. The non-slip sheath, with Aramid or Polyester, is what protects the rope from abrasion and provides the easy-grip properties. This makes the lines especially suitable for abseiling (but not climbing), rescue activities and also for marine use, where it is likely that they will face a high degree of weathering and abrasion.

If the rope is intended for use in rescue situations, then you can opt for static rope products that come in bright colours or have reflective strips incorporated into the sheath. The reflective strips in kernmantle lines are popular for use in sea diving, night work, or with cave exploration. Using the same concept as cats eyes, the strips allow greater visibility in low lighting conditions. Regardless of the colours chosen, the price points are very similar.

Low stretch kernmantle ropes (LSK) are available in Type A and Type B construction. Type A ropes are those that are used in, rope access, rescue work, caving and restraint operations. A Type B rope product will have a lower technical specification, be thinner in diameter, have a lower breaking strength and is usually lighter. They are best used in rescues that involve descent and ascents.

One other advantage that the kernmantle construction has over other static ropes is that it has a great capacity to absorb energy. Static rope has a working elongation of less than 5% and a breaking load of between 29 and 33 KN, which is why the lines are a great choice for pully systems and lifting heavy loads. Their shrinkage measures between 1.4 and 2.4% and sheath slippage is less than 0.5%. This low slippage ensures there will be no accelerated wear and tear against the core, thus maintaining its strength and safety properties.

Response Low Stretch Kernmantle Rope, made by Southern Ropes in South Africa, is our most popular product and we also stock other types of static lines, such as the Arborist ropes, which have a slightly different construction. They have exceptional handling, a larger diameter and specialist sheaths. It is available in several different colours.

Should you require ropes that are more suited for climbing operations, we offer a range of dynamic ropes in different colours and dimensions with a higher elongation of up to 40%. Kernmantle is also the most common construction for this rope. Its dynamic characteristics allow the rope to absorb the energy of a sudden load more quickly and effectively than a static line. This leads to a reduction in peak force, cushioning your fall, which lessens the chance of catastrophic failure and reduces the risk of injury. This is why dynamic ropes are preferred for rock climbing.

All our ropes come with free delivery in the United Kingdom and can be cut to order to meet your requirements – drop us an email. Different diameters and colours are also available, so email us today or read our product descriptions for more information on price and delivery options.

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