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Samson Vortex Cool Rope 12.7mm

Samson Vortex Cool Rope 12.7mm
Item #: VORTC
$574.95
This 24-strand cover line is a true 1/2" (12.7 mm) and is the lightest premium climbing line of its size available. Like its counterpart Velocity, but a little larger for easy handling, Vortex has excellent knot-holding ability, works well with hardware, and is great for footlocking.

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Samson’s Vortex climbing line is your safe and secure stronghold at the center of activity when you are ascending a tree. This 24-strand cover line is a true 1/2" (12.7 mm) and is the lightest premium climbing line of its size available. Like its counterpart Velocity, but a little larger for easy handling, Vortex has excellent knot-holding ability, works well with hardware, and is great for footlocking. Compared to ropes of similar size, Vortex has 25–30% lower elongation when used at the same load.

Milking of Double Braid Ropes from Samson Rope (PDF)

Climbing Rope Specification Chart
Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 7.60 lb.
Final Sale Item No
Replacement Part? No
Brand Samson
Color Blue/White
Diameter 7/16 in (11 mm)
Strand Count Double Braid
Material Polyester
Tensile Strength 7,900 (35 kN)
Working Load Limit 790 lbs ( 3.5 kN )
Reviews

Customer Reviews

excellent Review by josh
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Excellent feel safe hanging on the tree. (Posted on 9/22/2016)
good for s.r.t./ropewrench Review by ben
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I've been climbing on this rope for about a year; drt and srt and i like it for footlocking, my rope wrench rope walking system and working the tree with the rope wrench. I eventually have gone back to velocity for drt, though. I never noticed any milking or bunching up, The things I didn't really like were that it doesn't run through a pantin very well, you need to be about 15 feet up before it pulls through by itself. It also picks easily. it seems that the construction is much looser than velocity. (Posted on 12/15/2013)
Not What I Expected Review by Scott
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I enjoy climbing this rope for ascent and foot locking applications. I climb on a distel hitch with a DMM climber pulley and no issues during ascent. Upon working in the tree, I have found that this rope milks a lot, hindering the ability to descend easily. The further the decent, the thicker this rope gets (from the excess outer shell of the kernmantle) and the hitch does not want to slide freely. Climbing on a doubled sling shot system makes this problem worse. When I near the middle of the rope, the milking is so bad and the ends come together that the rope appears to be as large as my 3/4" rigging lines. Over all I will be putting this rope aside for a tagline and be going back to climbing on a Poison HiVy. (Posted on 8/25/2012)