Low Stretch Rope

Equipment Specifications:

Low Stretch Rope

Primary functions

  • Primary and back up rope for Rope Access

Primary Features

  • Low stretch kernmantle rope
  • Polyester sheath, nylon (polyamide) core

Standards and certifications

  • CE EN 1891 type A
  • NFPA 1983 Technical Use


  • Diameter: 11 mm
  • Material(s): polyester, nylon
  • Weight per meter: 82 g
  • Strength: 30kN
  • Strength tied with figure-eight knot: 19 kN
  • Strength with sewn termination: 22 kN
  • Impact force (factor 0,3): 5,2 kN
  • Number of factor 1 falls: 12
  • Percentage of sheath: 41 %
  • Static elongation: 3 %

Proper handling and use


  • Protect rope from chemicals, heat, abrasion, ultraviolet light, and sharp edges. These can damage your rope.
  • Warning: a rope swells with use and can shrink in length by up to 15 %. Regularly check the length of your rope. A knot at the end of the rope is a necessary precaution in certain situations.
  • A wet or icy rope is weaker and less abrasion-resistant. It is also harder to control in belay/rappel devices.
  • Avoid descending too rapidly: risk of burns and accelerated wear of the rope.
  • If a rope is cut into several lengths, mark the ends with the correct lengths and end-markings.
  • Sewn and knotted terminations are both acceptable.

Pre-use inspection

  •  Remove all knots.
  • Visually check the condition of the sheath for the full length of the rope.
  • Make sure there are no cuts, burns, frayed strands, fuzzy areas or signs of chemicals.
  • Be particularly careful to check for soft spots.

Misuse and discrepancies

Major Discrepancy (Fail)

  • FF2
  • Used for fall arrest

Minor Discrepancy (Discrepancy)

  • Greater than FF1
  • Excessive length
  • Knot improperly dressed and cinched, or excessive gain
  • Tail less than 2” or longer than 12” without stopper