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Arborist Climbing Line

When you're up a tree, your life literally depends on your climbing line, that's why we bring you the best tree climbing ropes to choose from. The arborist climbing lines you see below meet the ANSI safety standards for arboriculture and give you a wide selection of safe climbing ropes. Please note that all rope measurements from the manufacturer are plus or minus 5%.

If you need help selecting the right arborist climbing line for you, feel free to contact us online or by telephone.

Never use a rope for climbing that has been used for rigging. (You can see our rigging lines in our rigging rope section.)

ropes by brand Browse climbing ropes by brand

View our wide selection of arborist climbing lines divided by brand, or browse all of our ropes below. WesSpur carries Samson, Yale, and Teufelberger climbing lines.

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Samson ArborMaster® Arborist Climbing LIne ArborMaster® Rope

ArborMaster® (including Blue Streak and the new Bigfoot colors) by Samson is our most popular premium climbing line. ArborMaster® is a 16 strand with great performance. Choice of 4 colors.

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Arbor-Plex Climbing Line Arbor-Plex

The first climbing line designed strictly for arborists. This 12-strand rope is still very popular for it's toughness and economical cost. Available here as a rigging line.

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Aeris Climbing Line Aeris

Aeris kernmantle climb line makes a great high-strength, low-weight rope for Double Rope Technique. Aeris is popular in the UK and now available here in the States.

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Blaze Climbing Line Blaze

Super-lightweight double-braid climbing lines from Yale. Blaze is a 24-strand, 11mm (7/16”) spliceable double braid in a hi-vis color.

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BlueMoon Climbing Line BlueMoon

BlueMoon is an 11.7 mm (7/16”) double-braid that is light, yet durable, and runs very well in hardware. BlueMoon is made by Yale cordage, and is very popular with many climbers.

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Buzzz Line Climbing Line Buzzz Line

Buzzz line is a 12 strand, very pliable 1/2” climbing line with excellent visibility. Constructed for maximum abrasion resistance and great handling. Extremely supple.

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Direction Up Climbing Line Direction Up

Direction Up 13mm by Edelrid is a full-sized 1/2” 24-strand double braid, making it strong, light, and easy to handle.

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The Fly Climbing Line Fly, Dragonfly, & Firefly

The Fly by Teufelberger is the first spliceable kernmantle arborist rope. Fly rope is 7/16”, lightweight, and handles well. Works best when running through hardware. Available in three colors.

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Gecko Climbing Line Gecko

Gecko half-inch 16-strand rope is built for tree work, with a tough polyester cover over a braided polyester core.

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Sterling HTP Static Climbing Line HTP Static

Sterling HTP Static is a popular, light-weight static rope that is popular amongst climbers seeking high-strength, low-stretch, and light-weight ropes. Good for SRT, tower work, etc.

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Imori Climbing Line Imori

Yale Imori rope is a lightweight, full-bodied climbing line designed to be extra-easy to grip and ergonomic.

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Samson Static Kernmantle Climbing Line KMIII

This classic line has been a staple of climbers for years. Reliable, static performance for an excellent access line.


Samson Static Kernmantle Climbing Line Kernmaster

Yale's Kernmaster is a Kernmantle climb line with good energy absorption which performs more like a 24-strand than other kernmantles, allowing for both access and DdRT climbing.

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Platinum Arborist Climbing Line Platinum

Platinum & Platinum Arbor Access are premium kernmantle lines whose covers are mechanically joined to the cores at intervals for a line with zero cover slippage.

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Performance 11mm Climbing Line Performance 11mm

Performance 11mm by Edelrid is a top-quality static kernmantle rope from the people who invented the first kernmantle. Lightweight, strong, and great handling.

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Safety Blue Arborist Climbing Line Safety Blue White & Hi-Vis

Safety Blue by Teufelberger Ropes is a premium 16 strand climbing line with a unique safety core which warns of excessive rope wear. White or orange available.

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Scion Arborist Climbing Line Scion

The newest spliceable double-braid from Sterling is an 11.5mm climb which works well as an SRT access line and DdRT climbing line, thanks to good handling, tight cover, and low stretch.

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Scandere Arborist Climbing Line Scandere

Yale's 48-strand climb line is slightly smaller than 1/2", and will run well in all modern hardware and is an excellent competition and SRT work line.

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Samson Static Kernmantle Climbing Line Static Kernmantle

Samson's Static Kernmantle is an excellent, low-stretch and high-strength rope which can be used as a small-diameter climbing line where they are allowed. Lightweight!

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Tachyon Climbing Line Tachyon

A super-lightweight double-braid climbing line from Teufelberger. Tachyon is a 24 strand 11mm (7/16”) spliceable braid that is very easy to see in the tree and handles great. Available in 3 colors!

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True Blue Climbing Line True Blue

True Blue by Samson is a popular 12 strand climbing line that is very supple, has high breaking strength, and easy to knot. Solid blue coloring is easy to spot.

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Samson Vector Climbing Line Vector

Vector by Petzl is a static work and fall arrest line ideal for industrial users. 11mm, NFPA 1983 technical certification.

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Samson Velocity Climbing Line Velocity

Velocity by Samson is a super lightweight 7/16” double-braid climbing line. It works great for foot locking, is abrasion resistant, and best of all weighs far less than most other ropes.

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Tango Vision Climbing Line Vision

Tango's Vision climbing line is a high-strength, full-grip double-braid climbing line at 12.8mm (1/2") while remaining light-weight. Great to handle and climb on!

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Samson Voyager Climbing Line Voyager

Voyager by Samson is an 11.8mm double braid rope build for the newest generation of tree climbing hardware. Lightweight, strong, and built to perform.

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Samson Vortex Climbing Line Vortex

Samson's new Vortex climbing line is designed for folks who love climbing on Velocity but want the feel of a 1/2” climbing line. High-strength, double braid.

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Samson WorkPro 11mm Climbing Line WorkPro 11mm

This line has the abrasion resistance of HTP with the softer hand and energy absorbtion that nylon provides. Excellent choice for single rope/work-positioning systems.

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XTC 16-Strand Climbing Lines XTC 16 Strand

XTC 16 has a unique core construction with twisted core fibers. XTC has a great hand and stays round. A great balance of strength and weight for a top-quality rope that performs well in all conditions.

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Rope Thimbles Thimbles & Splicing Tools

Rope thimbles are available in round and tear-drop shapes, made from plastic or steel, on our splicing tools page.

Rope Thimbles & Splicing Tools
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