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Ropes and Cords

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 - many clubs have donw so already!

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100m Reel of Gleistein Geostatic 9mm SRT rope
£175.00

100m Reel of Gleistein Geostatic 9mm SRT rope

100m reel of the very high specification 9mm semi static rope, which conforms to the Type A standard for working ropes (EN 1891) German manufactured, light and long term flexible, the shrinkage is approximately 7%, and the weight 54g per metre. Breaking load is tested to 27KN. This rope has collected a following, particularly among instructors, who generally use Type A ropes but prefer not to be heavily laden with the bulkier and heavier 10mm standards. In general, more flexible ropes such as...
Beal 16mm nylon tubular tape
£1.20

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.
Box 100m C.C. 9mm Equirial SRT rope
£105.00

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.
Box 100m C.C. Equirial 10mm SRT rope
£115.00

Box 100m C.C. Equirial 10mm SRT rope

Box of 100m of this well liked 10mm semi - static rope, made for caving by Cordes Courant in France. Comes with several sticky labels for rope - end marking. Type A, suitable for work at height, thisis a soft handling rope which retains 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 Gaping Gill several times, as well as the Gouffre Berger on occasion! Static...
Box 100m C.C. Ultima 9.5mm SRT rope
£155.00

Box 100m C.C. Ultima 9.5mm SRT rope

A high specification semi-static Type A caving rope, made by Cordes Courant in France. Using Meetic technology, this rope has the core and sheath bonded together during production. This gives a rope that is very nice to handle, is long lasting, and does not significantly shrink after use. The bonding is not glued and is therefore very long lasting. Here is a link for the stuff: http://www.cordescourant.com/meetic-technology.php The relevant figures: Static strength is 2680kg. Elongation under a...
Box 200m C.C.Equirial 10mm SRT rope
£220.00

Box 200m C.C.Equirial 10mm SRT rope

Box of 200m of this well liked 10mm semi - static rope, made for caving by Cordes Courant in France. Comes with several sticky labels for rope - end marking. Type A, suitable for work at height, thisis a soft handling rope which retains 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 Gaping Gill several times, as well as the Gouffre Berger on occasion! Static...
C. C. 6mm Accessory cord
£0.80

C. C. 6mm Accessory cord

Cordes Courant 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. The orange and black cord in the middle of the image is the relevant one.
C. C. 8mm Type L cord
£1.10

C. C. 8mm Type L cord

Cordes Courant 8mm static cord. Lightweight 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 10mm SRT rope
£1.20

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.
C.C. Equirial 9mm SRT rope
£1.10

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 retails 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.
Gleistein Geostatic 9mm SRT rope
£1.80

Gleistein Geostatic 9mm SRT rope

A very high specification 9mm semi static rope, which conforms to the Type A standard for working ropes (EN 1891) German manufactured, light and long term flexible, the shrinkage is approximately 7%, and the weight 54g per metre. Breaking load is tested to 27KN. This rope has collected a following, particularly among instructors, who generally use Type A ropes but prefer not to be heavily laden with the bulkier and heavier 10mm standards. In general, more flexible ropes such as this make...
Nylon tape sling, 18mm,120cm long
£4.50

Nylon tape sling, 18mm,120cm long

Nylon tape sling, sewn. Made by Lyon equipment. Sewn sling for general rigging applications. Full strength, 18mm in black or green as available. The length refers to the usable length i.e. what you see when you stretch it out, not the radius.
Pure Dyneema 5mm
£3.24

Pure Dyneema 5mm

Pure Dyneema cord, 5mm, from Beal. Strong and very static accessory cord,useful for 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 a double fisherman's knot, at least, if a sling is being made.


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