STEIN ATOL Accessory Cord has a hard wearing 16 plait Polyester cover with a braided Polyester core. ATOL is ideal for use as a prusik and other friction hitches, offering easy knot tying and good grip due to its anti-kink construction.
Polyester accessory cords require rigorous inspection on a regular basis before, during, and after each climb.
Failure to follow the rope care guidelines issued with the rope outlining the correct use and care may give rise to a situation that could endanger the user’s life. The manufacturer cannot be liable for the abuse or misuse of safety equipment. All risk is the responsibility of the user. A copy of the rope care guidelines can be downloaded
Before use, a detailed risk assessment must be carried out by a competent person to establish that this is the correct product suitable for the type of work being undertaken; your anchor point conforms to industry standards and meets the requirements of CE EN795 (B), potential fall distance, obstructions, and rescue systems have been addressed. Purchasers and users should seek professional training from a fully qualified and competent instructor prior to engaging in any activity using this equipment.
All friction knots have different characteristics subject to the type of rope used, the number of wraps used, and the condition of the rope. Anyone intending to use friction knots should be fully aware of their individual characteristics, how they are tied correctly, and the safety factors relating to using friction knots.
This product has been independently tested to CE EN564 Mountaineering equipment – Accessory cord. The EN564 standard however only allows for full Certification of cord up to 8mm in diameter.