Modern day climbers realise the advantages of working on more technical friction hitches, many of which need friction cords with different properties and a sewn eye termination, allowing the hitch to be dressed directly onto the climbing hardware correctly.
The ATOL accessory cord has a hardwearing 16 plait polyester cover and braided polyester core. It is perfectly suited for use as a prusik and other friction hitches, offering simple knot tying thanks to it’s anti-kink design.
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 from manufacturers website. Polyester accessory cords require rigorous inspection on a regular basis before, during, and after each climb.
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. If you are not able, or not in a position to assume this responsibility, do not use this product. The manufacturer its distributors and retailers do not accept any liability if users do not follow the instructions correctly. Prior to each use a complete risk assessment must be carried out to ascertain that this product configures with and is appropriate to the work being undertaken.
Certified to EN795(B) as a finished product
STEIN ATOL Cord 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.