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ArborMaster® Climbing line

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ArborMaster® Climbing line

Buy ArborMaster® Climbing line

120'
AM12
150'
AM15
200'
AM20
600'**
AM60
By the Foot
AMB

**Reels of rope are charged a flat shipping fee in the continental US. Spools of rope up to 9/16" ship for $25 in areas covered by our free shipping offer. Spools of rope 5/8” and larger ship for $50 in these areas. Regular shipping rates apply in other areas.

Buy ArborMaster® Spliced

ArborMaster® with Hand-Spliced Tight-Eye

120'
AM12ST
150'
AM15ST
200'
AM20ST

ArborMaster® with Hand-Spliced 5" Eye

120'
AM12S5
150'
AM15S5
200'
AM20S5

ArborMaster® with Viking-Spliced Tight-Eye

120'
AM12VT
150'
AM15VT
200'
AM20VT

ArborMaster® with Viking-Spliced 5" Eye

120'
AM12V5
150'
AM15V5
200'
AM20V5

12mm (1/2”) • 16-strand • 6,500 lb ABS • 3% elongation at 10% of ABS • 7.7 lb. per 100’ • Spliceable

Looking for a high-performance arborist climbing line with high strength and great feel? Samson ArborMaster® is for you. No other rope we stock has the same combination of strength, performance, and durability and comes in a number of color patterns to suit your needs. This rope is an excellent balance of high strength (6,500 lb. spliced) and low weight (7.7 lb. per 100 ft.). ArborMaster® is a 16-strand, single-braid, 1/2” diameter rope. ArborMaster® works well with friction hitches such as the Tautline and Blake’s hitch, and is supple and handles well for all manner of arborist's knots. Samson ArborMaster® is made from polyester with a nylon core and is highly resistant to abrasion with very low stretch

ArborMaster® comes in colors: blue/white, red/black/white, green/grey, and the blue/yellow “Bigfoot” pattern.

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Customer Reviews

Rated: Excellent Review by: Matthew

“Awesome rope. Very strong and does a great job resisting abrasion. Very good rope for knots, and smooth to climb on. ”

Rated: Excellent Review by: Joshua Rugg

“This rope has by far been one of the best investments I have made to my arsenal of climbing gear. It is very strong, resists abrasion well and yet soft on your hands. When choosing to upgrade to a new rope, don't hesitate and pick yourself up a hank of ArborMaster. ”

Additional Features

  • Great footlocking
  • Low stretch
  • Maximum firmness
  • Full 1/2” offers easy grip
  • Excellent knot-heat resistance
  • Maintains great service flexibility
  • Spliceable at both ends
  • No milking
  • Class 1 16-strand with core
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 12mm (1/2”)
Average Strength : 6,500 lb / 2,900 kg
Construction : 16-Strand
Material : Nylon core, polyester cover
Wt. per 100’/100m : 7.7 lb / 11.5 kg
Elastic Elongation : 2.5% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : Yes
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Safety & Technical Information

Samson Splicing Instructions

Free downloadable PDF for splicing Class-1 16-strand ropes: Download splicing instructions

ANSI Z133-2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboriculutral operations.

Arborist climbing lines are required to have a minimum breaking strength of 5,400 lb (24 kN) when new, and should be no smaller than 1/2” (12.7mm) unless the employee has been trained in the use of smaller line (down to 7/16” / 11mm), and the line's working elongation should not exceed 7% at 540 lb load.

ArborMaster® rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.

The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.

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