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Cords, Slings, and Ropes for SRT

Without ropes, potholing is just caving! We stock a range to suit most needs and budgets; with everything from general accessory cord to specialised expedition and lighweight work. Contact us for bulk orders and reduced rates if you're needing multiples of the box quantities shown here.

Lyon Rope Marking Kit 
£10.20

Lyon Rope Marking Kit

Fifty short lengths of waterproof marker paper plus fifty lengths of shrink wrap suitable for ropes of 9mm - 10mm diameter. Needs a pen and heating element (hair dryer) which is not provided, of course.
Petzl RAD Line 6mm, 30m 
£135.00

Petzl RAD Line 6mm, 30m

A very niche product that we think someone might be tempted to treat themselves to! It weights 22g per metre, it is hyperstatic, with an elongation under normal load of 2%, its diameter is 6mm (yes, 6mm) and it has a texture specially made to work with the Tibloc and Micro Traxion. It conforms with EN 564, and if you are curious, go online and look up 'RAD SYSTEM Product Experience'. Made primarily as an ultra-light, ultra compact rescue cord for skiers. Those very experienced, technically competent cavers and instructors expecting - or concerned with- hauling or similar rescues underground where massive efficiency and minimum bulk are paramount, may view this as a potential game changer. This is so much a piece of 'kit for the future' that we will say no more...
Petzl 6mm Accessory cord 
£0.84

Petzl 6mm Accessory cord

Very suitable to make prussik loops, lanyards for tackle bags, and mounting the Raumer etrier steps. Suited for low angle deviations especially with well placed lighweight rigging. Has been used in footloops, but lack of durability is a serious issue. If weight is such a consideration, the Alp Design dyneema footloop is massively superior. Static load 910 kg
Beal 25mm nylon tubular tape 
£1.80

Beal 25mm nylon tubular tape

Beal 25mm nyllon tape. General purpose full strength tubular tape, supplied by the metre in up to 100m lengths. Strength 1350kg Remember that if you make slings out of this, the only recommended knot is the tape knot, and with a good long tail left on each side...there is always some slippage of these knots under initial tension.
Pure Dyneema 5mm, per metre 
£3.60

Pure Dyneema 5mm, per metre

Pure Dyneema cord, 5mm, from Beal.Sold by the metre Strong and very static accessory cord, used for ultra-light rigging and making footloops. Also invaluable for use with Amarrage Souples. Weighing only 15g per metre, it has a strength of 12KN, and 15KN as a sling. Dyneema has quite low friction, and therefore must always be tied with an appropriate knot if a sling is being made. The book 'The Technical Caving Manual' and also the ‘Cave Rescuers’ Manual’ have some of the latest reliable information on dyneema’s multiple uses, not least as they are based upon both research and considerable experience,
Nylon tape sling, 18mm,120cm long 
£6.60

Nylon tape sling, 18mm,120cm long

Nylon tape sling, sewn. Made by Lyon equipment. Sewn sling for general rigging applications. Full strength, 18mm tape in black with red fleck. The length refers to the usable length i.e. what you see when you stretch it out, not the radius. This 120cm length is what would be called a 'four foot sling'. Strength 24kn.
Nylon tape sling, 18mm, 200cm long 
£7.20

Nylon tape sling, 18mm, 200cm long

Nylon tape sling, sewn. Made by Lyon equipment. Sewn sling for general rigging applications. Full strength, 18mm tape in black with red fleck. The length refers to the usable length i.e. what you see when you stretch it out, not the radius. This 200cm length is useful for larger natural threads . Strength 24kn.
C. C. 8mm Type L cord 
£1.20

C. C. 8mm Type L cord

An 8mm, and therefore clearly lighweight cord that has been used for very lightweight rigging, conforms to the EN564 standard for 'Type L' rope. Nonetheless we term this a 'cord' rather than a 'rope for SRT'... Also suited as a deviation cord, doubled as a rigging sling, and to make footloops. "The rope must never rub, and lightweight rope even more so!" - Alpine Caving Techniques, 3rd edition. Breaking load 1700kg, elongation under 150kg load is c.6.5%
Gleistein Geostatic 9mm, 80m 
£148.80

Gleistein Geostatic 9mm, 80m

A very high specification 9mm semi static rope, which conforms to the Type A standard for working ropes (EN 1891A) German manufactured, light and long term flexible, the shrinkage is approximately 7%, and the weight 54g per metre. Breaking load is tested to 2700kg. An ideal rope for personal use where cavers want to treat themselves! Gleistein has particularly gained a following among instructors, who generally use Type A ropes but prefer not to be heavily laden with the bulkier and heavier 10mm standards.
Gleistein Geostatic 9mm, 100m Length 
£186.00

Gleistein Geostatic 9mm, 100m Length

A very high specification 9mm semi static rope, which conforms to the Type A standard for working ropes (EN 1891A) German manufactured, light and long term flexible, the shrinkage is approximately 7%, and the weight 54g per metre. Breaking load is tested to 2700kg. An ideal rope for personal use where cavers want to treat themselves! Gleistein has particularly gained a following among instructors, who generally use Type A ropes but prefer not to be heavily laden with the bulkier and heavier 10mm standards.



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