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Tape by the Metre

Few people make their own slings these days - pre-sewn ones are relatively cheap and much stronger and lighter. However winter and alpine climbers generally carry a few metres of "abseil tat" in case of emergencies and other abseil descents. This can be used to form a loop round a flake or through a thread or insitu piton (it is worth carrying a knife to chop old tat out of the way, though bashing it against the rock with your adze works well if you're stuck). Use a tape knot to join the two ends together and leave good tails to allow for slippage.

To order, select the total number of metres that you want. If you want this cut into more than one length then please specify this when you check out.

Strengths: 1000 kilograms equals very approximately 10 kiloNewtons.

Troll - 10mm Flat Tape 4kN/m

£1.90

Lightweight narrow nylon tape for emergency abseils and ultra-narrow flakes, but a low breaking strain so weight it carefully (no bouncing!) and check that there are no sharp edges. 10mm, 4kN.

 

Troll - 10mm Flat Tape - 60cm length for Skyhook

£0.86

60cm of 10mm nylon tape is ideal for skyhooks such as the BD Cliffhanger and Grappling Hook. It will also do for the BD Talon but needs threading in a different way.

 

Troll - 15mm 7.5kN Flat Tape /m

£2.00

Midweight nylon tape for making your own slings and emergency abseils. 15mm, 7.5kN.

 

Troll - 20mm 15kN Flat Tape /m

£2.25

Heavy duty nylon tape for making your own sling and emergency abseils. 20mm, 15kN.

 

Edelrid - 25mm 18kN Tubular Tape /m

£2.00

Heavy duty tape for emergency abseils and for making your own slings etc (use a tape knot). This is a true tubular tape, ie you can thread something down the centre of it. Also perfect for slack-lining. 25mm. 18kN.

 

Mammut - 26mm 20kN Tubular Tape /m

£2.00

Very heavy duty nylon tape for making your own slings and emergency abseils. This is a not a true tubular tape as, although tubular in construction, the tube is stitched flat so that you can not thread something down the centre of it. Also perfect for slack-lining. 26mm. 20kN.