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True Blue 12-Strand Rope

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Samson True Blue 12-Strand

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True Blue with Viking-Spliced Tight-Eye


True Blue with Viking-Spliced 5" Eye


Buy True Blue in Bulk

True Blue by the foot or 600’ reel

Per Foot
600' Reel

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True Blue has been the rope of choice for many climbers for a long time. Its supple pliability makes it a pleasure to work with when using friction hitches such as the Tautline and Blake's hitch. Made from 100% polyester, True Blue premium climbing line has low stretch and high strength. It stays firm, round, and flexible with use and requires no milking. ), and abrasion resistant. Its bright blue color makes it highly visible in the tree. Samson True Blue is one of the most pliable and flexible ropes we sell, and is also quite strong. True Blue is a heavier climbing line, so if you are looking for a strong line that is a bit lighter, try ArborMaster. True Blue is not hand-spliceable, but is now available with Viking sewn splice.

Quick Overview: 1/2” diameter, 7,300 ABS, 8.8 lb per 100’.


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Additional Features

  • Very strong
  • Durable
  • Snag-resistant
  • Great flexibility
  • Great hand
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 1/2” / 12 mm
Average Strength : 7,300 lb / 3,300 kg
Construction : 12-Strand
Material : Polyester
Wt. per 100’/100m : 8.8 lb /13.1 kg
Elastic Elongation : 2.6% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : No
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Safety & Technical Information

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.

Samson True Blue 12-Strand rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.

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

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