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Cord and Tape Products

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Dyneema Cord 5.5mm Beal
Dyneema Cord 5.5mm

Lighter than normal accessory cord, it can be used as a fixed line due to higher strengths than normal cord of similar diameter but beware that it has a low melting point so we don't recommend it for rethreadin...

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Aramide Cord 5.5mm Beal
Aramide Cord 5.5mm

Dyneema accessory cord for making footloops and secondary anchors when caving.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord 9mm Verdon (per m) Beal
9mm Verdon (per m)

Beal 9mm Verdon rope is versatile, dynamic rope, ideal for cowtails sold by the metre. Let us know how many metres you would like with the quantity option.

£1.75 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Tape Tape 15mm Troll
Tape 15mm

Ideal abseil tape for your get out of jail kit for multipitch routes particularly in the Alps where abseils are common. 7.5kN rated.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 8mm Beal
Accessory Cord 8mm

Ideal for attaching items

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Tape American Tube Tape Beal
American Tube Tape

Beal's American Tubular Tape is tough and durable. You can use a tape knot to make your own gear sling, but remember sewn slings are always much stronger.

£0.97 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 7mm Beal
Accessory Cord 7mm

Perfect for attaching anything and everything

£0.71 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 6mm Beal
Accessory Cord 6mm

Beal 6mm Accessory Cord is ideal for prussik loops an abseil autoblocks for use with 10 to 11mm ropes.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 5mm Beal
Accessory Cord 5mm

perfect for prussik loops, abseil autoblocks on 8 to 10mm ropes and doubled skinny ropes and also lacing open Canadian Canoes Airbags.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Bungy Shockcord Allcord
Shockcord

Bungey or shockcord for a variety of uses. Tell us how many metres of cord you want with the quantity option.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 4mm Beal
Accessory Cord 4mm

Beal 4mm Accessory Cord is a handy thickness for camp washing lines etc.

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Outdoor Climbing Cord-and-Tape Cord Accessory Cord 3mm Beal
Accessory Cord 3mm

Beal 3mm Accessory Cord. Sold by the meter or the drum. Tell us how many meters you want with the quantity option.

Cord and Tape

We stock a wide range of accessory cord and rope from 2 to 11mm in diameter. This fulfills a wide variety of purposes: cord for rock protection such as hexes, prussik loops to effect hoists, escape up ropes and protect abseils, abseil cord for running away from a rock face without leaving expensive gear behind, replacement shoe laces and in the case of our favourite cord customer, dog training equipment. Also included in this range is some of Beal's Dyneema cord. This is very strong but shouldn't be used on hexes, nuts, etc. as it has a very low melting point and can burn through itself when knotted. Where it comes into its own is for use as a fixed line as it is much stronger than normal accessory cord of this diameter, and it does not stretch. If you want to fly a really, really big kite, this is the perfect cord.

We also hold a wide range of tape from Beal and Troll, both flat and tubular again for use as abseil tat or for making slings of a specific length. For slacklining, we use, recommend, and regularly fall off Beal 26mm Plain Flat tape.

We also have para-cord (string!) for emergency repairs, replacing worn out guy ropes, using as camoflaged washing lines etc. etc.

Shock-cord (bungee cord) is great for attaching crampons to rucksacks but it also works as a training aid for attaching to your finger board. Make a loop to step in for support, to lengthen your training session.

Climbing rope can be found under its own section, as can pre-sewn slings. You will find floating rope for river rescue in the Canoeing Rescue Gear section, and Semi-Static (low stretch) Rope for rigging, Industrial Access, Caving, abseiling and general movement upon a rope in the Rope section of Vertical Rope, Access & Rescue Kit.

Please Note: We recommend (in accordance with the BMC) that accessory cord and tape be replaced regularly. This is due to their high susceptability to UV degradation, which is higher than on full-length ropes due to the greater surface area to volume ratio.

Cord or tape threaded through equipment such as hexes should be rotated at regular intervals so that the same section of the length of material is not always housed within the body of the hex.

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