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Friction Hitch Cord and Accessory Cord

A variety of hitch cords for tying your friction hitches are available in bulk or as pre-spliced prusiks. The hitch cords on this page offer good performance without the added expense of heat-resistant fibers. If you are looking for popular heat-resistant cords such as Bee-Line or Ocean, follow the link below.

Heat-resistant prusiks are available here.

6mm Accessory Cord by BlueWater Ropes

Yellow
rop375-y

A nylon sheath with a nylon core accessory cord for a multitude of applications limited only by the imagination. CE and UIAA Certified. Tensile Strength: 1,956 lbf. (8.7 kN).

Arborist Prusik Cord

Class-2 Accessory Cord (Bulk)

2.5mm (5/64”) - 680 lb
rop373

This high-strength accessory cord from Everson Cordage Works has a Dyneema core covered in Polyester sheathe for a great combination of strength and handling.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: See above
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
ECW Camo (10mm)

Camo Prusik 9mm

Bulk Cord (by the foot)
rop302
16” Bound Loop Prusik
cli368

This all-polyester, camo prusik cord is a great companion to Predator camo climbing line. Made by Everson Cordage Works.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 2,760 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

8mm Dynamic Prusik (Bulk Cord)

Blue (by the foot)
rop369-bl
Yellow (by the foot)
rop369-yl

Dynamic prusik cord provides an added load-absorbing element in a complete system. A good choice for ratchet prusiks in mechanical advantage systems. Made by BlueWater Ropes.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 2,500 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Nylon
    Elongation:
  • @ 300 lbf. = 19.8%
  • @ 600 lbf. = 29.3%
  • @ 1000 lbf. = 34.4%
Marlow Poly (9mm)

Marlow BOA Poly 9mm

30” Sewn Loop Prusik
CLI365
Bulk Cord (by the foot)
rop360

Marlow's polyester 16-strand is a good general use cord.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 3,641 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
Petzl 8mm Segment Technical Cord

Petzl 8mm Segment Technical Cord

16” Bound Loop Prusik
CLI367
Bulk Cord (By the Foot)
rop307

The SEGMENT 8 mm technical accessory cord is used when creating Prusik knots, anchors or haul systems. The EverFlex construction guarantees great flexibility and consistent performance over time. Cord available in three lengths.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 10 kN / 2,248 lb (knotted), 13.5 kN / 3,034 lb (sewn termination)
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester with Nylon Core
3/8” Tenex Rigging Prusik

Rigging Prusik

3/8” x 36” Prusik
RIG402
3/8” x 18” Loop
RIG403
1/2” x 36” Prusik
RIG401

Made from Tenex single-end carrier, 1/2” and 3/8” diameters with sewn eyes. 36” length is longer than standard for extra wraps on large diameter ropes.

Not for use on your climbing line.

Arborist Prusik Cord

Samson Accessory Cord (Bulk)

2mm (5/64”) - 230 lb
rop310
3mm (1/8”) - 600 lb
rop311
4mm (5/32”) - 1,000 lb
rop312
5mm (3/16”) - 1,200 lb
rop313
6mm (1/4”) - 2,200 lb
rop314
7mm (9/32”) - 2,800 lb
rop315
8mm (5/16”) - 3,500 lb
rop316
9mm (3/8”) - 4,300 lb
rop317

Samson accessory cord has a ton of uses, from light haul lines, prusiks, and tie-downs to pruner cord or even high-strength boot laces; you will find a use for a range of cordage in your daily work. Reels are 300' in length.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: See above
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
Tenex Single Carrier 10mm (3/8”)

Samson Tenex Single Carrier 10mm (3/8”)

30” Hand-Spliced Prusik
CLI347
30” Sewn Prusik
CLI346
Bulk Cord (by the foot)
TX38B
20’ of Bulk Cord
ROP341

12-strand Tenex rope from Samson makes a supple prusik cord that is easy to splice, easy to knot, and inexpensive. Not heat-resistant, but will otherwise work well on 1/2” climbing ropes. Color may vary.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 5,800 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
Samson Poly 10mm (3/8”)

Samson Polyester Prusik 9mm (3/8”)

Bulk Cord (by the foot)
ROP305
20’ of Bulk Cord
ROP333

Samson's polyester double braid is a good general use cord and can be used as a non-heat-resistant prusik on 1/2” lines.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 5,000 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
Sterling 6mm Powercord

Sterling 5.9mm PowerCord

Bulk Cord (by the foot)
rop342
20' of Bulk Cord
rop345

PowerCord is a 5.9mm accessory cord with a Technora core instead of the standard nylon core, which doubles the strength of a standard 5.9mm accessory cord. Technora is a high-strength, yet lightweight material making PowerCord a great option for anchor building and haullines.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 4,429 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Technora Core
Sterling 6mm Accessory Cord

Sterling 6mm Accessory Cord

Bulk Cord (By the Foot)
ROP357

High quality 6mm polyester accessory cord from Sterling Rope.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 1,978 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester
Sterling Prusik 8mm (5/16”)

Sterling Prusik 8mm (5/16”)

Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Red
ROP343‑R
Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Orange
ROP343‑O
Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Purple
ROP343‑P
20’ of Bulk Cord - Red
ROP359
20’ of Bulk Cord - Purple
ROP346
20’ of Bulk Cord - Orange
ROP347
28” Sewn Prusik - Red
CLI362
16” Bound Loop - Red
CLI366

High-strength polyester cord from Sterling ropes. This prusik cord is great as an accessory cord or small-diameter haul line, and can be used as a prusik for 7/16” lines, though it is not heat-resistant.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 3,462 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Nylon
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