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ArborMaster® Climbing line

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600' Reel**
By the Foot

**Reels of rope are charged a flat shipping fee in the contiguous US. Spools of rope up to 9/16" ship for $25 in areas covered by our free shipping offer. Spools of rope 5/8” and larger ship for $50 in these areas. Regular shipping rates apply in other areas.

ArborMaster® with Hand-Spliced Tight-Eye


ArborMaster® with Viking (sewn) Tight-Eye


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Hand-spliced Tight Eye
Hand-spliced Eye - Custom Size
Sewn Tight Eye
Sewn Eye - Custom Size

Leave instructions for which splices go with which ropes in the 'comments' field during checkout, along with the sizes for any custom size eyes, and any instructions for thimbles, rope snaps, or other hardware to add to the splice. (Hardware must also be present in your cart to add it to the splice.)

12mm (1/2”) • 16-strand • 6,500 lb ABS • 3% elongation at 10% of ABS • 7.7 lb. per 100’ • Spliceable

Looking for a high-performance Arborist Climbing Rope with high strength and great feel? Samson ArborMaster® is for you. No other rope we stock has the same combination of strength, performance, and durability and comes in a number of color patterns to suit your needs. This rope is an excellent balance of high strength (6,500 lb. spliced) and low weight (7.7 lb. per 100 ft.). ArborMaster® is a 16-strand, single-braid, 1/2” diameter rope. ArborMaster® works well with friction hitches such as the Tautline and Blake’s hitch, and is supple and handles well for all manner of arborist's knots. Samson ArborMaster® is made from polyester with a nylon core and is highly resistant to abrasion with very low stretch

ArborMaster® comes in colors: blue/white, red/black/white, green/grey, and the blue/yellow “Bigfoot” pattern.



ArborMaster Videos

  • Great footlocking
  • Low stretch
  • Maximum firmness
  • Full 1/2” offers easy grip
  • Excellent knot-heat resistance
  • Maintains great service flexibility
  • Spliceable at both ends
  • No milking
  • Class 1 16-strand with core
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 12mm (1/2”)
Average Strength : 6,500 lb / 2,900 kg
Construction : 16-Strand
Material : Nylon core, polyester cover
Wt. per 100’/100m : 7.7 lb / 11.5 kg
Elastic Elongation : 2.5% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : Yes
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Samson Splicing Instructions

Free downloadable PDF for splicing Class-1 16-strand ropes: Download splicing instructions

ANSI Z133-2017

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

Arborist Climbing Ropes 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.

ArborMaster® rope meets ANSI Z133-2017 standards.

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

Customer Reviews

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Rated: Excellent Review by: Matthew

“Awesome rope. Very strong and does a great job resisting abrasion. Very good rope for knots, and smooth to climb on. ”

Rated: Excellent Review by: Joshua Rugg

“This rope has by far been one of the best investments I have made to my arsenal of climbing gear. It is very strong, resists abrasion well and yet soft on your hands. When choosing to upgrade to a new rope, don't hesitate and pick yourself up a hank of ArborMaster. ”

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