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Friction Hitch Cord and Accessory Cord

A variety of hitch cords for tying your friction hitches are available in bulk or as pre-spliced prusiks. The hitch cords on this page offer good performance without the added expense of heat-resistant fibers. If you are looking for popular heat-resistant cords such as Bee-Line or Ocean, follow the link below.

Heat-resistant prusiks are available at the link below:

Heat-resistant Prusiks and Prusik Cord

Arborist Prusik Cord

Class-2 Accessory Cord (Bulk) New in 2017!

2.5mm (5/64”) - 680 lb
rop373
3.5mm (1/8”) - 1,200 lb
rop372
4mm (5/32”) - 1,480 lb
rop371
4.5mm (3/16”) - 1,800 lb
rop370

This high-strength accessory cord from Everson Cordage Works has a Dyneema core covered in Polyester sheathe for a great combination of strength and handling.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: See above
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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ECW Camo (10mm)

Camo Prusik 10mm (3/8”) New in 2017!

Bulk Cord (by the foot)
rop302

This all-polyester, camo prusik cord is a great companion to Predator camo climbing line. Made by Everson Cordage Works.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 2,760 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Marlow Poly (9mm)

Marlow BOA Poly 9mm

30” Sewn Loop Prusik
CLI365
Bulk Cord (by the foot)
rop360

Marlow's polyester 16-strand is a good general use cord.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 3,641 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Petzl 8mm Segment Technical Cord

Petzl 8mm Segment Technical Cord

16” Bound Loop Prusik
CLI367
Bulk Cord (By the Foot)
rop307

The SEGMENT 8 mm technical accessory cord is used when creating Prusik knots, anchors or haul systems. The EverFlex construction guarantees great flexibility and consistent performance over time. Cord available in three lengths.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 10 kN / 2,248 lb (knotted), 13.5 kN / 3,034 lb (sewn termination)
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester with Nylon Core

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Arborist Prusik Cord

Samson Accessory Cord (Bulk)

2mm (5/64”) - 230 lb
rop310
3mm (1/8”) - 600 lb
rop311
4mm (5/32”) - 1,000 lb
rop312
5mm (3/16”) - 1,200 lb
rop313
6mm (1/4”) - 2,200 lb
rop314
7mm (9/32”) - 2,800 lb
rop315
8mm (5/16”) - 3,500 lb
rop316
9mm (3/8”) - 4,300 lb
rop317

Samson accessory cord has a ton of uses, from light haul lines, prusiks, and tie-downs to pruner cord or even high-strength boot laces; you will find a use for a range of cordage in your daily work. Reels are 300' in length.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: See above
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Tenex Single Carrier 10mm (3/8”)

Samson Tenex Single Carrier 10mm (3/8”)

30” Hand-Spliced Prusik
CLI347
30” Sewn Prusik
CLI346
Bulk Cord (by the foot)
TX38B
20’ of Bulk Cord
ROP341

12-strand Tenex rope from Samson makes a supple prusik cord that is easy to splice, easy to knot, and inexpensive. Not heat-resistant, but will otherwise work well on 1/2” climbing ropes. Color may vary.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 5,800 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Samson Poly 10mm (3/8”)

Samson Poly 10mm (3/8”)

Bulk Cord (by the foot)
ROP305
20’ of Bulk Cord
ROP333

Samson's polyester double braid is a good general use cord and can be used as a non-heat-resistant prusik on 1/2” lines.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 5,000 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Sterling 6mm Powercord

Sterling 5.9mm PowerCord

rop342

PowerCord is a 5.9mm accessory cord with a Technora core instead of the standard nylon core, which doubles the strength of a standard 5.9mm accessory cord. Technora is a high-strength, yet lightweight material making PowerCord a great option for anchor building and haullines.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 4,429 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Technora Core

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Sterling 6mm Accessory Cord

Sterling 6mm Accessory Cord

Bulk Cord (By the Foot)
ROP357

High quality 6mm polyester accessory cord from Sterling Rope.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 1,978 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Polyester

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Sterling Prusik 8mm (5/16”)

Sterling Prusik 8mm (5/16”)

Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Red
ROP343‑R
Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Orange
ROP343‑O
Bulk Cord (by the foot) - Purple
ROP343‑P
20’ of Bulk Cord - Red
ROP359
20’ of Bulk Cord - Purple
ROP346
20’ of Bulk Cord - Orange
ROP347
28” Sewn Prusik - Red
CLI362
16” Bound Loop - Red
CLI366

High-strength polyester cord from Sterling ropes. This prusik cord is great as an accessory cord or small-diameter haul line, and can be used as a prusik for 7/16” lines, though it is not heat-resistant.

  • Cord Tensile Strength: 3,462 lb
  • Heat Resistant: No
  • Construction: Nylon

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