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Vortex SamsonDry

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12.7mm x 120'
12.7mm x 150'
12.7mm x 200'
12.7mm x 600' Reel**
By the Foot

**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.

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12.7mm (1/2”) • 24-strand • 8,000 lb ABS • 3% elongation at 10% ABS • 7.6 lb per 100' • spliceable

Vortex SamsonDry incorporates the new SamsonDry technology into this full-bodied 12.7mm 24-strand. SamsonDry is a hydrophobic treatment that makes this rope shed water. If you work in the rain, you know how much rope can soak up water, getting heavier and more difficult to handle. SamsonDry cuts the water uptake dramatically, meaning your ropes behave more consistently regardless of the conditions. Samson Dry Technology coating reduces water absorption from 45% of original rope weight (without coating) to 2% with coating.

Samson's Vortex climbing line is a lightweight, full 1/2-inch line with high strength and low stretch, while still coming in under the weight of a 16-strand. Vortex is a premium V-Series double-braid climbing line from Samson ropes, and takes advantage of all the latest innovations in rope manufacturing to produce a great climbing line with excellent hand, knotability, and strength. Vortex is truly impressive, in that it is lighter than a 16-strand or 12-strand climbing line, but has an incredible average strength of 8,000 lb. This will be the climbing line of choice for professionals who want a full-bodied rope..

Also available is Vortex “Hot” (red/orange/white).

  • SamsonDry Hydrophobic Treatment
  • High-strength line
  • Full 1/2” size
  • Good for footlocking
  • Good knot-holding
  • Works great with hardware
  • Spliceable
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 1/2” / 12.7 mm
Average Strength : 8,000 lb / 4,000 kg
Construction : Double-braid
Material : Polyester / Nylon
Wt. per 100’/100m : 7.6 lb / 11.3 kg
Elastic Elongation : 3% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : Yes
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Samson Vortex Datasheet

PDF showing Vortex specifications: Download Vortex Datasheet

Samson Vortex SamsonDry Splicing Instructions

Free Vortex SamsonDry Rope splicing instructions from Samson's website: Download splicing instructions

ANSI Z133-2017

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.

Samson Vortex SamsonDry rope meets ANSI Z133-2017 standards.

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

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