Vortex 12.7mm Climbing Rope

$141.00 to $253.00


MATERIALNylon / Polyester
BREAKING STRENGTH35.6 kN (8,000 lb)
DIAMETER12.7mm (1/2"+)

Full-bodied, 12.7mm premium 24-strand climbing rope.

Vortex is the largest of the premium V-Series double-braid ropes from Samson. Vortex has excellent hand, knotability, and strength. For climbers who prefer a full 1/2" (12.7mm) climbing rope, Vortex is the rope of choice.


  • Manufacturer: Samson
  • Diameter: 12.7mm (1/2")
  • Construction: 24-strand
  • Tensile strength: 35.6 kN (8,000 lb)
  • Elongation: 3% elongation at 10% ABS
  • Weight per 100' / 100m: 7.6 lb / 10.9 kg
  • Spliceable: Yes
  • Sewn Eyes: Yes
  • Made in the USA

Ratings & Reviews

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10/16/2023 9:11 am

Feels like silk, handles like a dream

by John

I got this in 2017 and love it for everything except natural crotching. It feels like silk, is not at all stiff yet still flows through my foot ascender, at start of climb, better than my other climbing ropes. I got it with two spliced eyes so I could use it with the Hitch Climber and it works very smoothly. It works single and doubled and has impressive strength for the light weight.

10/29/2023 4:26 pm

Smooth & Strong

by Erik

Ive only used this rope for MRS. Knots great and holds up well, ended up buying a second one! Would recommend!