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Best Use Climbing
Strength 7.5 kilonewtons
Weight Per Foot 6.7 grams
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible choice for Prussiks I didn't realize that not all static cord was created equal until I purchased some of this to make prussiks to use for climbing (back up for rappels) and rope rescue rigging (attaching to a rope as a safety). This cord is so stiff that you have to spend about 30 seconds setting it by hand very carefully and painstakingly to make sure it grips (this is extra to the normal "tying" and dressing of a prussik). Otherwise, it will freely slide along the rope no matter what you are doing. I constantly worry about whether or not it will catch when necessary. It defeats the purpose of having it there - a properly set prussik should not require meticulous extra dressing to catch! In fact, I've seen prussiks of the same diameter but different brand that aren't terribly well dressed work. Don't get this cord unless you enjoy constant paranoia about your prussiks working when you depend on them for your safety.
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cord Because it's strong and has a sheath to protect against fraying, I use this cord instead of webbing for my top rope protection, Tod Skinner back-up belay loop, rapelling autoblock/prusik, and tree lashings for my hammocks. It's a little thicker than the cord most people use for prusik loops, but I've enjoyed the extra security its additional thickness/strength allows and have found its additional weight marginal for my single pitch sport climbs.
Date published: 2007-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good as a prussic I have used this extensively as a climbing prussic and it is great... grips well, is a great balance between stiffness & grip & stays rohnd/doesn't flatten.. I primarily use it on doubled (two strands) rope and if I happen to be climbing up four (as in the case of throwing a double strand over something to climb starting from the bottom) I only use a double wrap prussic as that's still friction overkill for my 200+ lbs
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent multipurpose cord This is a nice, lightweight, solid cord. I haven't used it to climb with but it's not intended for that and I won't use it for that. I used it to hold down a tarp. By jove it did its job!
Date published: 2013-11-08
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What's the best way to seal cut ends of this rope so the ends don't fray?  

Asked by: Dixie
Fusing the ends of the cord with a flame after trimming is a great way to keep the ends from fraying.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

Can I use this for a camping hammock?

Asked by: Neeman
The PMI 6mm Accessory Cord could be used for hanging a hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

is it appropiate for rappel and anchors??? is it UIAA approved??  thanks!!

Asked by: Fernando81
We would not recommend this for rappelling or use with anchors. This accessory cord does not have a UIAA fall rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Would this rope be appropriate to use to hang a 4' wide heavy teak porch swing from a tree branch outfitted with eye bolts? I want to use 2 of these ropes to attach to each side of the porch swing & then run each up of its corresponding eye bolt in tree.

Asked by: uhim
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible choice for Prussiks I didn't realize that not all static cord was created equal until I purchased some of this to make prussiks to use for climbing (back up for rappels) and rope rescue rigging (attaching to a rope as a safety). This cord is so stiff that you have to spend about 30 seconds setting it by hand very carefully and painstakingly to make sure it grips (this is extra to the normal "tying" and dressing of a prussik). Otherwise, it will freely slide along the rope no matter what you are doing. I constantly worry about whether or not it will catch when necessary. It defeats the purpose of having it there - a properly set prussik should not require meticulous extra dressing to catch! In fact, I've seen prussiks of the same diameter but different brand that aren't terribly well dressed work. Don't get this cord unless you enjoy constant paranoia about your prussiks working when you depend on them for your safety.
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cord Because it's strong and has a sheath to protect against fraying, I use this cord instead of webbing for my top rope protection, Tod Skinner back-up belay loop, rapelling autoblock/prusik, and tree lashings for my hammocks. It's a little thicker than the cord most people use for prusik loops, but I've enjoyed the extra security its additional thickness/strength allows and have found its additional weight marginal for my single pitch sport climbs.
Date published: 2007-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good as a prussic I have used this extensively as a climbing prussic and it is great... grips well, is a great balance between stiffness & grip & stays rohnd/doesn't flatten.. I primarily use it on doubled (two strands) rope and if I happen to be climbing up four (as in the case of throwing a double strand over something to climb starting from the bottom) I only use a double wrap prussic as that's still friction overkill for my 200+ lbs
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent multipurpose cord This is a nice, lightweight, solid cord. I haven't used it to climb with but it's not intended for that and I won't use it for that. I used it to hold down a tarp. By jove it did its job!
Date published: 2013-11-08
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Questions & Answers

What's the best way to seal cut ends of this rope so the ends don't fray?  

Asked by: Dixie
Fusing the ends of the cord with a flame after trimming is a great way to keep the ends from fraying.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

Can I use this for a camping hammock?

Asked by: Neeman
The PMI 6mm Accessory Cord could be used for hanging a hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

is it appropiate for rappel and anchors??? is it UIAA approved??  thanks!!

Asked by: Fernando81
We would not recommend this for rappelling or use with anchors. This accessory cord does not have a UIAA fall rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Would this rope be appropriate to use to hang a 4' wide heavy teak porch swing from a tree branch outfitted with eye bolts? I want to use 2 of these ropes to attach to each side of the porch swing & then run each up of its corresponding eye bolt in tree.

Asked by: uhim
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