Yale's XTC-16 is a unique 16-strand climbing rope available in 3 colors: Fire, Plus, and Poseidon.
This rope is specifically designed for the demanding needs of arborists. XTC-16 is made from extrusion-dyed polyester, resulting in permanent coloration that won't fade or run with use. The tightly woven 16-strand construction with a high twist core of torque-balanced polyester keeps the line firm and round. This provides an extra measure of safety and performance.
- Manufacturer: Yale Cordage
- Diameter: 12mm (1/2")
- Construction: 16-strand
- Tensile strength: 6,200 lb ABS
- Elongation: 1.4% at 10% ABS
- Weight per 100' / 100m: 7.5 lb / 11.2 kg
- Spliceable: Yes
- Sewn Eyes: Yes
- Made in the USA
Ratings & Reviews
Yale 16 strand rope has a waxy feel to it, when it's new. Very pleasant. As it ages, and 'dries', I have to work a little harder setting my knots. But it's stellar 1/2" line. The 'Fire' color has beastly UV resistance. I've had XTC Fire in trees for years, year-round, in SEeastern PA, for rec climbing. Then I took it down when I got busier and I use it still, for light lowering and climbing. I recently tried the Poseiden color, and I've been using my 105' length of that as my go-to for about a year now. And my current 18' positioning lanyard is also Yale. The genius of chemical engineering is a mixed blessing. But when I'm climbing on Yale rope, it's decidedly a blessing.