New England 6mm Accessory Cord - Package of 30 ft.

Suitable for general lashing and making prusik slings, the multipurpose New England 6mm accessory cord is engineered to be strong and supple.
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  • Kernmantle construction features a durable braided sheath for strength, abrasion resistance and low stretch
  • For proper use, consult a climbing reference such as, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
  • Package of 30 ft.

New England 6mm Accessory Cord - Package of 30 ft.

Specification Description
Best use Climbing
Strength 7.3 kilonewtons
Weight per foot 8.66 grams

New England 6mm Accessory Cord - Package of 30 ft.

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews
Rated 5out of5
by fromLight weight and strong Great rope that has many uses, makes good knots that hold up well
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5out of5
by fromAwesome utility cord This is awesome utility cord. I wish they made this same stuff in a larger diam. rope. I've used it for an accessory line, as well as a utility rope for hoisting, it's great all around. I've even made a monkey fist out of it, not only does it look cool, but it works great!
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 4out of5
by fromA Polyester, Light-Duty, Static Rope The description and specs do not reveal that the New England 6mm Accessory Cord is a 100% polyester cord. It has a MBS is 7.3kN. By way of comparison, a 7mm diameter NYLON cord is what is the minimum recommended for cordelettes, anchor runners and Prusik slings. A 7mm nylon cord will typically have a MBS of 10-12kN, and because of its elasticity, it is capable of absorbing more energy in a fall than are the specialized cord materials. Bottom line: Go with good ol' nylon for climbing. This product is fine for hauling, lashing, campsite rigging, etc. It is smooth, supple, knots well, unties easily, and is good looking. It resists water absorption, abrasions, acidic chemical damage and UV damage better than nylon. Just don't use it for anything that puts your body at risk.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromWonderful Prusik Cord This is really a great accessory cord. You should be able to get 3 solid prusik cords out of this 30 foot length: a waist prusik and a foot prusik for ascending texas-frog style, as well as a 3rd prusik loop for backing up a rappel with an autoblock. I also had a little bit left over. Don't make the mistake of just taking it out of the bag and start using it. Just like a factory coiled climbing rope, this stuff twists. Flake it out first and let it straighten out a bit. I didn't do that and now its a little bit twisted. Once you terminate the loop with a double fisherman's knot and weight it once, there's almost no untying it to untangle. It took me 15 minutes with a flat head screwdriver to pry apart one of the knots, after the first use. Most REI stores have that rope to test out harnesses - grab a harness or bring yours in, take some of this cord, tie a 3 loop prusik, and clip one strand through a biner on your belay loop. You want to be able to slide the knot to above your head height and have the loop be tight. A good rule of thumb is that when the knot is at its highest point, the arm sliding it should be outstretched, but not fully. You still want a tiny bend in your elbow. Account for the additional length that the double fisherman will take up, use a marker to mark the length, and ask for an employee to cut it for you on the rope cutter. Then do the same thing for the foot prusik. This is a lot more self explanatory as you just need to see how high your foot can lift when you are hanging from your waist harness. there are 2 ways to do this: either a single loop, or 2 footloops. Depends on which way you want to ascend. Or, you could do this yourself, just use shears to cut the cord and then terminate the ends to prevent fraying by holding the ends over an open flame until the sheath melts a bit and engulfs the core strands. Some people say to keep the cord tight when you cut it - I've tried it both tight and not tight and have found no difference whatsoever. Overall, great cord, and so far working beautifully.
Date published: 2012-03-20

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