We carry a great selection of prusik cord for tying friction hitches here. We are constantly bringing in new prusik cords to add to our selection. Prusiks have a number of uses, including controlling a climber's descent, backing up a figure 8, and adjusting fliplines. The Tree Climber’s Companion and On Rope are two great books that contain information on using prusiks for climbing and work applications.
Spliceable, double-braided, 50% Kevlar, 50% Polyester jacket over 100% polyester core. Highly heat-resistant with great handling for rapid ascending and descending. Available in 8mm and 10mm diameters.
8mm - 4,500 lb. average strength
10mm 6,300 lb. average strength
New England Rope's Therma-Shield cord has a Nomex/Technora cover over a Vectran core. Excellent for friction hitches with great heat resistance. 6,200 lb. breaking strength.
An extremely heat-resistant, 12 strand prusik from Samson that is easy to splice, has a soft feel, and makes great eye and eye tails. 80% Technora/20% polyester blend. 8,500 lb. breaking strength.
Tenex (single-carrier) is a 12-strand single braid that offers high strength with low stretch and outstanding abrasion resistance. The 12-strand hollow braid keeps a round shape, and is coated with Samthane to provide abrasion and snag resistance, enhanced wear life, and increased ease of splicing. 5,800 lb. breaking strength.
Samson has produced the ultimate heat resistant prusik. Invented for firefighters who needed to escape from burning buildings. Bail Out stands up to the heat of rapid descents. Double braid, 100% Technora construction. Technora melts at 900°. Bail Out is firm, will not flatten, and very durable. 4,200 lb. breaking strength.
Unique cover blend of Technora and polyester acts like armor over a core of lightweight Spectra 900/Kevlar. Technora outer and Kevlar core fibers make for extreme heat resistance and durability. 5/16" Armor-Prus has 6,160 lb Average Breaking Strength; 3/8" Armor-Prus has 6,460 lb Average Breaking Strength.
A blended poly/Technora cover provides extra protection for the 12 strand core in this line from Yale. Bee Line has a Vectran core and 75% Technora/25% polyester jacket. Technora fibers are heat resistant to 900°. Breaking strength is 8,000 lb. for 5/16” and 11,500 lb. for 3/8”.
Samson Ultra-Tech prusik line has a polyester outer sheath over a Technora fiber core. The core is heat resistant to over 900 degrees so that it won't burn through and part in quick descents. Breaking strength is 7,800 lb. for 5/16”. This size is great for use on smaller diameter climbing lines such as Samson Velocity and New England Fly. Breaking strength is 10,000 lb. for 3/8”. This size of Ultra-Tech prusik cord is ideal for use on 1/2” climbing lines such as Samson ArborMaster® or New England Safety Blue.
An economical and reliable prusik cord from Samson without heat-resistant properties. Supple and durable, grips well on climbing lines. 5,000 lb. breaking strength.
Sterling's RIT ("Right in Trees") cord is a 5/16" hitch cord that is heat-resistant and high-performance. 5,485 lb. Average Break Strength.
PowerCord from Sterling is a 6mm (1/4") accessory cord with a Technora core. High strength, yet lightweight. 4,271 lb Average Breaking Strength.
Popular high-strength prusik cord from Sterling Rope. Great for tandem systems with two different, bright colors to choose from. 5,170 lb Average Breaking Strength.
Samson accessory cord has a ton of uses, from light haul lines to tie-downs, even high-strength boot laces, you will find a use for a range of cordage in your daily work.