Steel-core fliplines are made with braided arborist rope over steel cable. This gives a steel-core flipline extra rigidity, making it easier to flip up the tree - especially on larger stems. A running chainsaw will easily sever a steel-core flipline; and they should not be considered chainsaw-proof. Caution must always be used in the tree.
Rope lanyards are ideal for work positioning in the canopy of trees, for spur climbing when a conductive flipline cannot be used, or any time a lighter flipline is desired.
2-in-1 fliplines and lanyards let you advance over limbs or obstacles by clipping the second end to your saddle above the obstruction before releasing the first end. Alternating ends in this way, it is easy to climb past limbs that aren't being removed without ever being untied from the tree.
Steel-core fliplines are made with braided arborist rope over steel cable for extra rigidity and easier handling when flipping up the trunk.
Non steel-core fliplines or rope lanyards are constructed of durable rope and are non-conductive. This category features rope flipline lanyards as well as long lanyards like the CE Lanyard or Chinook Lanyard.
Flipline kits are a great way to get a full set of gear in one go. Kits contain your choice of flipline, ascender, and carabiner and the equipment is offered at a discounted price.
Rope fliplines or safety lanyard kits are available here with adjuster & carabiner included, plus a built-in discount.
When used with a hip-prusik or 2-way adjuster, 2-in-1 fliplines allow the tree climber to bypass branches without being unsecured. Non-steel-core and steel-core available.
Rope grabs are often used as flipline adjusters to replace friction knots to adjust the length of the flipline. We stock the Petzl Micrograb, Gibbs Ascenders, Kong Klimair, and more.
2-in-1 flipline kits with hip prusik or adjuster allow the tree climber to use both ends of the flipline to safely climb past branches without ever being unsecured. Both non-steel-core and steel-core available.
A friction knot tied using a prusik loop is another way of adjusting fliplines. With a micro-pulley, it becomes just like tending your hitch on doubled rope.
This older style safety lanyard is no longer as popular because the prusik used to adjust it is often difficult to reach around the back of the tree while climbing.