Customer Service: (800) 268-2141 (M-F 7AM to 5PM)
Customer Service: (800) 268-2141
(M-F 7AM to 5PM)  Contact || Help
Ascension group logo
wesspur youtube logo
wesspur instagram logo
Facebook logo
wesspur newsletter icon
Free Catalog of Tree Climbing Supplies and more
Free shipping on tree gear
Your shopping cart: Items, Total   View Cart or Checkout
Arbor-Plex 1/2” image

Arbor-Plex 1/2”

(Rollover thumbnails to change pic, click to enlarge)
 Arbor-Plex 1/2” Climbing Line Hank Arbor-Plex 1/2” 1/2” 12-Strand Arbor-Plex 1/2” Reel

Arbor-Plex 1/2”

Buy Arbor-Plex 1/2”


Buy Arbor-Plex 1/2” Spliced

Arbor-Plex 1/2” with Viking-Spliced Tight-Eye


Arbor-Plex 1/2” with Viking-Spliced 5" Eye


Buy Arbor-Plex 1/2” in Bulk

Arbor-Plex 1/2” by the foot or 600’ reel


Enter the total quantity of bulk rope you would like, or maximize your savings by purchasing a whole reel. If you would like your bulk rope cut to different lengths, please leave us a note in the comments field during checkout.

Arbor-Plex was the first synthetic rope designed specifically for the arborist industry and remains one of the most-used lines today, both as an arborist climbing line and as a rigging line in larger diameters. Arbor-Plex is constructed of a tough polyester jacket around polyolefin center fibers which creates a light, high-strength rope with maximum wear resistance. Samson braids Arbor-Plex to be tighter than other 12-strand climbing lines for extra durability and snag resistance. Newer ropes might be stronger (see ArborMaster®) or lighter (see Velocity), but Arbor-Plex is still an excellent choice for an economical climbing line that you can rely on.

Quick Overview: 1/2” diameter, 6,000 ABS, 6.8 lb per 100’.


This Item Ships free!* No-hassle Returns Ask A Question

Customer Reviews

Rated: Good Review by: Robert

“Strength is great, not real great for a Petzl zig zag. After 15-20 uses the rope is squarish under load and does not feed well on the descent. Ascenders work fine on it. ”

Additional Features

  • Durable
  • Snag-resistant
  • Economical
  • Single braid
  • No-twist stripe
  • Works well wet
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 1/2” / 12 mm
Average Strength : 6,000 lb / 2,700 kg
Construction : 12-Strand
Material : Polyester / Polyolefin
Wt. per 100’/100m : 6.8 lb /10.1 kg
Elastic Elongation : 3% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : No
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Safety & Technical Information

ANSI Z133-2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboriculutral operations.

Arborist climbing lines are required to have a minimum breaking strength of 5,400 lb (24 kN) when new, and should be no smaller than 1/2” (12.7mm) unless the employee has been trained in the use of smaller line (down to 7/16” / 11mm), and the line's working elongation should not exceed 7% at 540 lb load.

Arbor-Plex rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.

The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.

Contents of this site are copyright 2010 by WesSpur Tree Equipment, and may not be used without written permission.