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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 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 16mm nylon tubular tape 
£1.50

Beal 16mm nylon tubular tape

Beal 16mm 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.
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 25kn.
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%
Petzl Segment 8mm Cord, 200m Length 
£240.00

Petzl Segment 8mm Cord, 200m Length

An 8mm, and therefore clearly lighweight cord that has been used for very lightweight rigging, conforms to the EN564 standard for 'Type L' rope. The breaking load is 10kN when tied with a Figure 8 knot;un-knotted it is 16kN; the weight per metre is 43g. Conforms with the CE EN 564 Flexible, comfortable to use (disengage unhelpful imagination) and allows deep caves to be tackled by small and expert teams. Clearly, a rope best used with well-maintained descenders and positive braking krabs such as the Raumer Handy. "The rope must never rub, and lightweight rope even more so!" - Alpine Caving Techniques, 3rd edition.
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.
C.C. Equirial 9mm SRT rope 
£1.38

C.C. Equirial 9mm SRT rope

Well tested 9mm semi - static rope, made for caving by Cordes Courant in France. Type B. It is soft handling and retains its knot-ability with use. Affordable quality. An easy handling, relatively 'thick feeling' lightweight rope. Static strength 2330 daN, 3.9% stretch under 150kg, 53g per metre.
Box 100m C.C. 9mm Equirial SRT rope 
£129.00

Box 100m C.C. 9mm Equirial SRT rope

Box containing 100 metres of this well liked 9mm semi - static rope, made for caving by Cordes Courant in France. Type B. It is soft handling and retails its knot-ability with use. Affordable quality. Box comes with sticky labels for end - marking cut lengths, plus relevant paperwork for logging use. An easy handling, relatively 'thick feeling' lightweight rope. Static strength 2330 daN, 3.9% stretch under 150kg, 53g per metre.



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