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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.

Beal 6mm Accessory cord 
£0.84

Beal 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
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%
C.C. Equirial 9mm SRT rope 
£1.20

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.
C.C. Equirial 10mm SRT rope 
£1.32

C.C. Equirial 10mm SRT rope

Well tested 10mm semi - static rope, made for caving by Cordes Courant in France. Type A. It is soft handling and retails its knot-ability with use. Affordable quality. Equirial 10mm is a good 'club rope'. Soft, low stretch, and relatively 'thick feeling'. Pleasant to use, it has been used in rigging the Gouffre Berger several times! Static strength 3249DaN, 4.3% stretch under 150kg load, 66g per metre. Contact us direct for bulk purchase, if you are looking to equip a club or expedition.
Beal 16mm nylon tubular tape 
£1.44

Beal 16mm nylon tubular tape

Beal 16mm nylon 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 
£5.70

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.
Petzl Fin’ Anneau Sling, 8mm, 180cm long 
£15.00

Petzl Fin’ Anneau Sling, 8mm, 180cm long

Light sling which is abrasion resistant, due to the integration of dyneema into the construction. It is a very compact piece of kit for rigging, or to carry as a personal item to facilitate progress or improvised rescues. Weight, around 50g, breaking strength 22kN. Conforms with CE EN 795B
Beal Antipodes 8mm, 50m Length 
£66.00

Beal Antipodes 8mm, 50m 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 1800kg; it will accpet two Factor 1 Falls; and the weight per metre is 41g. Flexible, comfortable to use (disengage unhelpful imagination) and allowis 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.
Box 100m C.C. 9mm Equirial SRT rope 
£114.00

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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