Fliplines are a type of safety lanyard used for spur climbing and work positioning in the tree. The name comes from the traditional use during spur climbing, where the lanyard is "flipped" higher up the tree. Steel-core fliplines are popular because of the stiffness provided by the steel cable and the added protection from accidental cuts. (They are not chainsaw-proof; even steel-core fliplines can be severed.) Rope lanyards are ideal for work positioning in the canopy of trees, for spur climbing when a conductive flipline cannot be used, or any time a lighter flipline is desired.
2-in-1 fliplines and lanyards let you advance over limbs or obstacles by clipping the second end to your saddle above the obstruction before releasing the first end. Alternating ends in this way, it is easy to climb past limbs that aren't being removed without ever being untied from the tree.
Steel core fliplines are constructed of rope over a steel cable. This adds a measure of safety when working around a chain saw and makes the flipline conductive. Several styles to choose from.
Non steel-core fliplines or rope lanyards are constructed of durable rope and are non-conductive. This category features rope flipline lanyards as well as long lanyards like the CE Lanyard or Chinnook Lanyard.
When used with a hip-prusik or 2-way adjuster, 2-in-1 fliplines allow the tree climber to use both ends of the flipline to safely climb past branches without ever being unsecured. Both non-steel-core and steel-core available.
Mechanical flipline adjusters replace friction knots to adjust the length of the flipline. We stock the Petzl Micrograb, Gibbs Ascenders, Kong Klimair, and more.
Steel-Core Flipline KitsFlipline kits are a great way to get a full set of gear in one go. Kits contain your choice of flipline, ascender, and carabiner and the equipment is offered at a discounted price over buying the gear separately.
Rope fliplines or safety lanyard kits are available here with adjuster & carabiner included, plus a built-in discount.
2-in-1 flipline kits with hip prusik or adjuster allow the tree climber to use both ends of the flipline to safely climb past branches without ever being unsecured. Both non-steel-core and steel-core available.
A friction knot tied using a prusik loop is another way of adjusting fliplines. With a micro-pulley, it becomes just like tending your hitch on doubled rope.