When you're up a tree, your life literally depends on your climbing line, that's why we bring you the best tree climbing ropes to choose from. The arborist climbing lines you see below meet the ANSI safety standards for arboriculture and give you a wide selection of safe climbing ropes. Please note that all rope measurements from the manufacturer are plus or minus 5%.
If you need help selecting the right arborist climbing line for you, feel free to contact us online or by telephone.
Never use a rope for climbing that has been used for rigging. (You can see our rigging lines in our rigging rope section.)
Arborist climbing lines, even 600’ reels are eligible for our free shipping offer!
View our wide selection of arborist climbing lines divided by brand, or browse all of our ropes below. WesSpur carries Samson, Yale, and New England climbing lines.
ArborMaster® (including Blue Streak and the new Bigfoot colors) by Samson is our most popular premium climbing line. ArborMaster® is a 16 strand with great performance. Choice of 4 colors.
The first climbing line designed strictly for arborists. This 12-strand rope is still very popular for it's toughness and economical cost. Available here as a rigging line.
Aeris kernmantle climb line makes a great high-strength, low-weight rope for Double Rope Technique. Aeris is popular in the UK and now available here in the States.
Super-lightweight double-braid climbing lines from Yale. Blaze & Bandit are each 24-strand, 11mm (7/16”) spliceable double braids that give you your choice of hi-vis or camo colors.
BlueMoon is an 11.7 mm (7/16”) double-braid that is light, yet durable, and runs very well in hardware. BlueMoon is made by Yale cordage, and is very popular with many climbers.
Buzzz line is a 12 strand, very pliable 1/2” climbing line with excellent visibility. Constructed for maximum abrasion resistance and great handling. Extremely supple.
Direction Up 13mm by Edelrid is a full-sized 1/2” 24-strand double braid, making it strong, light, and easy to handle.
The Fly by New England is the first spliceable kernmantle arborist rope. Fly rope is 7/16”, lightweight, and handles well. Works best when running through hardware. Available in three colors.
Gecko half-inch 16-strand rope is built for tree work, with a tough polyester cover over a braided polyester core.
Sterling HTP Static is a popular, light-weight static rope that is popular amongst climbers seeking high-strength, low-stretch, and light-weight ropes. Good for SRT, tower work, etc.
Yale Imori rope is a lightweight, full-bodied climbing line designed to be extra-easy to grip and ergonomic.
Yale's Kernmaster is a Kernmantle climb line with good energy absorption which performs more like a 24-strand than other kernmantles, allowing for both access and DdRT climbing.
Platinum & Platinum Arbor Access are premium kernmantle lines whose covers are mechanically joined to the cores at intervals for a line with zero cover slippage.
Performance 11mm by Edelrid is a top-quality static kernmantle rope from the people who invented the first kernmantle. Lightweight, strong, and great handling.
Safety Blue by New England Ropes is a premium 16 strand climbing line with a unique safety core which warns of excessive rope wear. White or orange available.
The newest spliceable double-braid from Sterling is an 11.5mm climb which works well as an SRT access line and DdRT climbing line, thanks to good handling, tight cover, and low stretch.
Samson's Static Kernmantle is an excellent, low-stretch and high-strength rope which can be used as a small-diameter climbing line where they are allowed. Lightweight!
A super-lightweight double-braid climbing line from New-England. Tachyon is a 24 strand 11mm (7/16”) spliceable braid that is very easy to see in the tree and handles great. Available in 3 colors!
True Blue by Samson is a popular 12 strand climbing line that is very supple, has high breaking strength, and easy to knot. Solid blue coloring is easy to spot.
Vector by Petzl is a static work and fall arrest line ideal for industrial users. 11mm, NFPA 1983 technical certification.
Velocity by Samson is a super lightweight 7/16” double-braid climbing line. It works great for foot locking, is abrasion resistant, and best of all weighs far less than most other ropes.
Tango's Vision climbing line is a high-strength, full-grip double-braid climbing line at 12.8mm (1/2") while remaining light-weight. Great to handle and climb on!
Samson's new Vortex climbing line is designed for folks who love climbing on Velocity but want the feel of a 1/2” climbing line. High-strength, double braid.
XTC 16 has a unique core construction with twisted core fibers. XTC has a great hand and stays round. A great balance of strength and weight for a top-quality rope that performs well in all conditions.