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Yale Focus Rope

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**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.

Yale Focus Rope with Hand-Spliced Tight-Eye


Yale Focus Rope with Viking (sewn) Tight-Eye


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11.7mm (15/32”) • 24-strand • 6,500 lb ABS • 1.4% elongation at 10% ABS • 6.5 lb per 100' • spliceable

Yale's Focus climbing line is a new color of the very popular BlueMoon. This smaller-diameter climbing line offers a slightly larger grip than other 11mm lines. The size is 11.7mm, making it slightly thicker than other 7/16” rope such as Yale's Blaze, which is great for climbers who want to use climbing hardware that requires a smaller-diameter line, but who prefer a slightly larger grip. Focus is light yet durable, has good hand and knotability, and runs well in hardware. The double-braid construction and tight cover of Focus works well through mechanical devices.

Focus has a 11.7mm diameter, combining the lightweight characteristics of 11mm ropes with the more conventional sizing of 1/2” climbing lines. Yale makes Focus with a 24-strand “Tite-Braid” cover that reduces cover milking. The braided filament polyester core keeps the rope firm and flexible even after extensive work use.

This popular rope is known by many other names in other colors.

  • Competition grade
  • Smooth cover for mechanical ascension
  • Low stretch
  • Unique size
  • Light weight
Manufacturer : Yale Cordage
Made in : USA
Diameter : 15/32” / 11.7 mm
Average Strength : 6,500 lb / 2,540 kg
Construction : Double-braid
Material : Polyester
Wt. per 100’/100m : 6.5 lb / 8.9 kg
Elastic Elongation : 1.4% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : Yes
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Dynamic Energy in Arborist Rope

This great article at Yale Rope's website explains the how the ability of a rope to absorb impact is affected by the elasticity of the rope. Breaking strength is not the only important factor in determining if a rope is right for the job. Dynamic Energy in Arborist Ropes

ANSI Z133-4012

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

Arborist Climbing Ropes 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.

Focus rope meets ANSI Z133-4012 standards, as long as the user has been trained in the use of smaller lines.

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

Customer Reviews

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Rated: Excellent Review by: JB Holdway

&ldquoFirst climb on my NEW Yale Cordage Focus (from WesSpur Tree Equipment = David Stice :) Everything worked perfectly; foot, knee ascenders and my HH2. Even though Focus is 0.2mm above the RIG max., even my Petzl RIG worked perfectly. I didn't have time to try it with my Rope Wrench - maybe tomorrow. But, I'm confident it will be just as satisfying.

There was insignificant bounce (which I've always considered as just a climbing style non-problem). There was slight flattening through the HH2 but not as much as with Yale Blaze -- also a non-problem, IMO.

There was an unexpected, and totally unimportant, delight: When looking down the line from above the yellow strands appeared to have a bright lime iridescence. All-in-all; I might have a new favorite life-line. Yale Cordage for LIFE!

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