Beal Dyneema Cord 5.5mm Blue x 1.1 metre (for Nut, Hex & Double Loop Cam Restringing)

£3.85

Static 5.5mm cord that is almost as strong (1800 daN kg) as 9mm rope. 1.1 metre length. Enough to restring a Hex or other nut. Also a good length for restringing a double loop cam such as a DMM 4CU or Dragon Cam.

Beal Dyneema Cord 5.5mm Blue x 1.1 metre (for Nut, Hex & Double Loop Cam Restringing)

Beal Dyneema Cord 5.5mm Blue x 1.1 metre (for Nut, Hex & Double Loop Cam Restringing)
£3.85
10 + In Stock

Static Dyneema 5.5mm diameter cord that is almost as strong (1800 daN kg) as 9mm rope. 1.1 metre length.

Use it for restringing nuts etc to save weight and bulk (it is only 20g/m), but tie a Triple Fisherman's Knot rather than a double fisherman's knot (if you don't know the difference then ring us up and we'll explain!), and also you must cut it with a hot knife, pull the sheath back 5mm, chop this amount from the core, pull the sheath over the end of the core and heat seal it in place - you need to do this because the core and sheath do not bond together when cut.

Please note: It is NOT suitable for Prussik Loops (it's too stiff and slippery and melts at too low a temperature, 145ºC, as opposed to 215ºC for nylon). It is also not suitable for abseiling as there is too much sheath slippage (and it may melt!).

This 1.1m length is suitable for all Hexes from size 3 to 9. Also the right length for any double loop cam such as a DMM 4CU or Dragon Cam to leave a sensible loop. 

Camp Hexentrics: Sadly, Camp Hexes on cord (made under license from Black Diamond) have now gone the way of the Whillans Harness and the Fire Rockboot - climbers, it seems, can no longer be trusted to tie their own knots!

The chart below is a guide to what diameter cord is required to restring an old Camp Hex. 

NB For Wild Country Rockcentrics and DMM Torque Nuts use 8mm cord for all sizes. 

Alternatively, for all nuts and Hexes, use 5mm or 5.5mm Dyneema cord which is much lighter and neater.

Camp Hexcentrics
Number

Dimensions

Breaking Strain

Weight

Cord Diameter
1 18mm x 14mm 3kN 5g 4mm
2 21mm x 15mm 5kN 7g 5mm
3 24mm x 18mm 7kN 10g 6mm
4 29mm x 22mm 9kN 18g 7mm
5 34mm x 26mm 12kN 26g 8mm
6 40mm x 34mm 18kN 36g 9mm
7 48mm x 38mm 14kN 52g 9mm
8 56mm x 44mm 13kN 78g 9mm
9 66mm x 54mm 13kN 108g 9mm
10 79mm x 64mm 13kN 160g 9mm
11 91mm x 75mm 13kN 230g 9mm

 

For joining the ends of the cord to make a loop, use a Double Fisherman's Knot.

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