Vertical Life Lines

Vertical Lifelines At Pelican Rope


Pelican Rope’s Vertical Lifelines are made with a 3-Strand Construction for the firmness needed in specialty applications. They are designed with high-strength polyester covers and durable cores. All of our Vertical Lifelines meet ANSI standards and are tested rigorously to ensure your security while you climb.


This page will focus on our carefully selected Vertical Lifelines. If you are looking for other types of rope, including rescue rope, other fall protection lanyards/fall protection gear, arborist climbing rope, mining ropes, marine gear, sailing equipment, or winching lines, those products are available in our other category pages.


For now, let’s keep our focus on the Vertical Lifelines listed in this section. If you are interested in learning about the features of these ropes and the differences between our varieties in Vertical Lifelines, let’s get started. 


What Are The Advantages Of 3-Strand Ropes?


The number of strands in a rope help to determine how stiff or bouncy a cord will be. The more strands that a rope has, the more stretch it will have. 3 Strand Ropes will give you a lot of control and very little bounce. A 24 strand or even 32 strand rope will offer great flexibility for applications like tree climbing, a very firm 3 strand rope will better provide the level of control required in lifelines.


The Breakdown On Rope Strand Counts:


  • Ropes With Higher Strand Counts Are Usually More Bouncy

  • Ropes With Lower Strand Counts Are Usually More Staticy/Stiff

  • The Stiffer The Rope, The More Control You Will Have In Your Line


Some Common Applications For 3-Strand Ropes:


  • Vertical Lifelines

  • Tower Positioning Lanyards

  • Some Treestand Positioning Ropes

  • Safety Lanyards And Fall Protection Lanyards


What Are Vertical Lifelines?


Pelican Rope engineered Vertical Lifelines, which are engineered to resist water absorption. Since they are made of Polyester, they also provide better grip and extra protection against abrasion. Vertical Lifelines are cords made to attach to a point above the climber. This attachment point could be from a ladder or from the top of a building. This system prevents slipping backward on a line, giving the climber extra security.


Features Of Our Vertical Lifelines/Safety Lines:


  • Lightweight

  • ANSI Certified

  • Comfortable Grip

  • Tough And Durable

  • 9,000 LBS Strength

  • Low Water Absorption 

  • Excellent Abrasion Protection

  • Available With A Hook & Thimble On One End Or Hooks On Both Ends


What Are Some Benefits Of Using Polyester In Rope?


Polyester is a versatile material that offers both strength and low stretch. It is a lightweight material with many features that make it useful. The fact that it maintains its strength when wet makes polyester a perfect material for outdoor use. It has a similar strength to a material like nylon but gives less stretch. The lower stretch rate makes polyester adds stability, making it a great choice for lifelines. 


Some Benefits Of Polyester:


  • Abrasion Resistant

  • Ideal For Outdoor Use

  • Doesn’t Lose Strength When Wet

  • Similar To Strength To Nylon With Less Stretch

What Is Composite Rope?


A composite rope is a cord that is made of two or more distinct materials. Some of these combinations may include nylon cores with polyester covers, or in the case of our Composite Vertical Lifeline, a Polyester Cover and Polyolefin core.


Features Of Our Composite Safety Lines:


  • Lightweight

  • ANSI Certified

  • Easy Handling

  • Great For Splicing

  • 8,200 LBS Strength

  • Low Water Absorption 

  • Increased Abrasion Protection

  • Made With A Polyester Cover & Polyolefin Core

  • Available With A Hook & Thimble On One End Or Hooks On Both Ends


Ideal Applications For The Composite Vertical Lifeline:


  • Pulling

  • Rigging

  • Stringing

  • Tag Lines

  • Utility Lines

  • Safety Lines

Meet Pelican Rope...


Pelican Rope is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ropes in Santa Ana, California. For over 40 years, Pelican Rope has provided customers with innovative products and reliable service. Pelican Rope is known for pushing the industry in innovation, with signature ropes, such as the Matador, The Tree Viper, The Ape, and The Arborist. We specialize in ropes for tree climbing, rescue work, boating, industrial applications, and marine applications.


Pelican Rope offers high-quality vertical lifelines made with premium materials. These cords are made with a 3-strand construction, which makes them sufficiently stiff and low stretch for lifeline applications. The polyester covers give them a softer grip and allow for easier climbing. Whether you are choosing a standard Vertical Lifeline or a Composite Line with a Polyolefin Core, you can trust that your rope will be reliable.


Our customers rely on us to provide them with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Check us out and see why Pelican Rope is the Most Trusted Name In Rope.


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Pelican Rope is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high performance synthetic and specialty rope products, rope lanyards, slings and custom rope assemblies. For over 40 years our devotion to innovation, quality and customer service has yielded a diverse UL Certified product line designed to not only meet or exceed the standards established by the Cordage Institute, the U.S. Military, ASTM and NFPA but more importantly, the expectations of our loyal customers in the commercial, industrial, arborist, fire and rescue, law enforcement, manufacturing and marine industries.


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