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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.

Made in USA.

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Best Use Climbing
Strength 12.9 kilonewtons
Weight Per Foot 14.38 grams
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Preferred extended top rope anchor Preferred extended top rope anchor: Bought this specifically for a top rope anchor at Ouray Ice park where anchors are back from the climb. Works very well and adds length to have a knot on each end then equalized knot near the middle. The stiff 'hand' makes untying the weighted know relatively easy even with gloves on. There are many anchor systems that I uses, this one works best for an extended one.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great anchor building cord Fantastic static 8mm cord for buliding top rope anchors. Very strong & durable
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Training Tool Cut in half for couple lengths for practicing tying climbing knots or by adding a couple of ovals, a locking gate carabiner. and a belay device, 30' makes for two emergency Swiss-seats each about 4 meters.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Anchor Rope I have used this several times with trad anchors and it is holding up beautifully.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as advertised No frills cord. Reliable and strong. Does what it needs to do.
Date published: 2016-08-27
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Can this cord be used, doubled up, for a rappel? Could it be used to belay someone during a short down-climb - I am thinking canyons?

Asked by: BlueEventhorizon
The back of the package says: "This product is a STATIC ROPE. Static ropes are not designed to absorb energy from a fall. Instead, a climber's body will take most of the force. For this reason, static ropes should never be used for lead climbing." I wouldn't use it for belay at all, and I think there are better options for rappel too.
Answered by: byeporkpiehat
Date published: 2016-12-31

What is the tensile strength of New England 8mm cord?

Asked by: DLGa
Climbing ropes are rated in Kilonewtons. The 8mm Accessory Cord is 12.9 KN, so equal to approximately 2900 lbs. of force.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28
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