Here you will find tools and materials to help you get the most out of your arborist climbing lines. The Sidekick rope retrieval device is a great tool that can save lots of time and frustration in the tree. You will also find Dip-It Whip-It, a safe way to seal rope ends, and plenty of supplies for cleaning arborist rope. Arborist ropes should never be cleaned with chemicals, abrasives, or anything which may damage the integrity of the rope fibers. Use Rope Soap instead.
Daily climbing can take a toll on your climbing line. Dirt, pitch and grime can make your new rope start to handle poorly. Now you can restore your rope with PMI Rope Soap. Works by hand or in front-loading washing machines. Rope and environment-friendly. 32oz. bottle.
Sterling Rope's Wicked Good Rope Wash gives used ropes new life. Ridding your rope of dirt and grime restores rope performance and handling. Wicked Good Rope Wash is made in the U.S.A. and contains no bleach, phosphate, fabric softener, brightener, or scent, so it leaves no residue that could be detrimental to rope performance. For use on dynamic and static ropes. Available in single-use packet or box of 20 packets.
This bag keeps your rope together for washing in front-loading machines. Mesh construction allows the water and soap to get to your rope while keep the rope from becoming an unmanageable tangle.
The PMI Bokat rope washing tube has scrubbing bristles inside which will clean rope from 9mm to 18mm (3/4"). Hook up to a hose and pull your rope through to scrub it clean, helping to prolong the working life of the rope.
Niceguydave sez; "This is the best rope washer on the market. I have been using this for several months after trying others that didn't work. There is no substitute for a washing machine to get a rope absolutely clean, but often that can be a pain and get one into trouble at home. Tree work is very hard on rope, we are constantly impregnating the fibers with dirt, bark, pitch, etc. This rope washer fastens to the hose spigot and with the "Astroturf" bristles it floats dirt particles and bark off of the rope, making even weekly cleaning very easy. Clean ropes have a longer lifespan and this will require use of the laundry only for pitch removal. An excellent investment for the professional."
These washers attach to a standard hose to create a high-pressure spiraling flow pattern that lifts dirt and contaminants out of rope better than conventional designs. Constructed from tough PVC.
Liquid rope whipping is easy to use and neatly seals rope ends. Works on polyester, nylon, Dacron, and manila ropes. Available in green or red for easy rope marking. 4oz./118 ml.
Bulk heat-shrink tubing for sealing the ends of rope. Heat-shrink tubing is listed with its unshrunk inside diameter (ID) and then its minimum diameter after shrinking. Apply heat with a heat-gun or hair-dryer and the shrink tubing will contract down to its minimum diameter. ROP906 is the best for 7/16” ropes or larger. Sold by the foot.
Quickly and easily finish rope ends by taping a band around the rope, then making your cut through the tape. You'll see many ropes coming from the manufacturer with their ends finished with tape. A fast and inexpensive method.
Quickly slice through synthetic ropes with this electric rope cutter. Blade heats up in about a minute. Pressing any synthetic rope and rotating slowly results in a fast, smooth cut with ends that seal as you go. Some assembly required. Instructions included in English and French. Plugs into standard 120 volt outlet.
Use only with sufficient ventilation and do not touch blade while in use!