Arborist Tree Climbing Ropes

We offer arborist tree climbing ropes specially selected to meet the needs of professional arborists, tree surgeons, access professionals and champion tree climbers.

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    Arbor Response | Rope for Tree Surgery | 12mm

    £76.99£283.99

    This rope has been specifically designed for arborists. Bright colour and slightly thicker than standard static rope make for a great arbor line.
    Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233   View product details and technical information

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    Donaghys Cougar Rope for Arbor and Climbing 11.7mm

    £97.99£458.99

    Donaghys has worked closely alongside certified Arborists and champion tree climbers to develop a range of arbor ropes you can hang your life on.
    Safety Standard: ANSI Z 133 Standards. CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233

  • 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 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 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.

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    Marlow Ropes Venom 11.8mm Lightweight Arborist Climbing Line

    £155.79£774.47

    Test standards:
    CE EN 1891 TYPE A, ANSI

    • Compatible with the latest climbing devices
    • Excellent energy absorption for safety
    • Flexible & easily handled
    • Good abrasion resistance
    • High elongation
    • Lightest weight
    • Serial numbered factory terminations for regulatory compliance

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Arborist Tree Climbing Ropes

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What type of rope do tree climbers use?

Arborist Tree climbing ropes are meticulously engineered to cater to the rigorous demands of professional tree climbers and arborists. These ropes are designed to be durable yet flexible enough to withstand the friction of climbing trees, providing the essential support needed for tree climbing activities.

Our products meet the arboriculture safety standards for equipment utilized in pruning, maintaining, or removing trees, ensuring that you have access to ropes you can trust at a price point that suits you. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all orders as standard.

Tree climbing, regardless of the rope used, poses risks. The Z133 Safety Standard recommends replacing tree climbing ropes annually for your safety.

Designed with minimal stretch to offer necessary support for climbing trees and serving as a throw line, our tree climbing ropes are also brightly coloured for high visibility during climbing and rigging tasks.

While personal preferences vary among tree workers, most ropes are crafted with either a braided or kernmantle weave, featuring at least 16 strands. We recommend a double braid construction for optimal performance. Our ropes also come with non-slip sheathing for abrasion resistance, friction endurance, and secure knot holding.

Our selection includes high-quality options from Southern Ropes, Donaghys, and Marlow, cut to order to fulfill your specific tree climbing rope needs.

What is the best rope for tree work?

Choosing the right rope for tree work involves considering several factors, including the rope’s intended use, whether for climbing or rigging. While preferences vary, many professionals opt for the Donaghys Cougar Blue or Orange 24 strand rope for its reliability and performance worldwide.

For tree climbing, static ropes that offer limited stretch are preferable as they provide stability and energy conservation. The diameter and weight of the rope are also important considerations based on your specific needs.

A rigging rope, essential for pruning and tree removal tasks, ensures smooth lowering of limbs to the ground, usually facilitated by a pulley system.

It’s crucial to select a rope specifically designed for climbing or rigging due to their distinct compositions. Additionally, opting for a brightly coloured rope enhances visibility among foliage, crucial for quick and safe operations.

What rope is best for outdoor use?

The optimal choice for outdoor tree climbing ropes depends on the environmental conditions. Polypropylene ropes, ideal for water applications due to their mould resistance, may not suit tree climbing due to their stretchiness. Nylon ropes, known for their durability and abrasion resistance, are suitable for weight-bearing tasks but lose strength when wet. Polyester ropes offer robust performance, retaining strength in wet conditions and resisting chemicals, making them a versatile choice for outdoor use, especially with a polyester core for added durability.

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