Rope Grabs

What Is A Rope Grab?

A Rope Grab is an essential part of a fall arrest system that can lock a climber into place on their line. These flipline adjusters will follow a climber up and down a line as they ascend or descend on their rope. In the unfortunate event of a fall, the rope clamp locks automatically, which can potentially prevent injury and equipment damage. Rope Grabs are especially handy when doing rigorous climbs on a vertical lifeline.

Alternative Terms For Rope Grabs:

  • Rope Clamp
  • Rope Brake
  • Rope Stopper
  • Rope Cam Lock
  • Flipline Adjuster

What Are Some Recommended Rope Clamps and Rope Grabs Sold By Pelican Rope?

Pelican Rope carries a carefully selected inventory of Rope Grabs from ProClimb and Kong. These products have been chosen for their superior use and groundbreaking designs. These Rope Brakes all have their own unique and innovative features, from removable rope cam locks to enhanced belaying technology.

Removable Better Grab Rope Grab - This Rope Grab is revolutionary in that it is easily removed from a rigging system without needing to cut lines in a rigging system to remove tension. It is ideal for flip lines and other climbing ropes and 3 strand lifelines and has a large thumb rest to provide more precise control and an ergonomic rubber cover. Like the Better Grab Rope Clamps, this device allows climbers to free their hands while working and features an ergonomic rubberized cover. The Removable Better Grab moves along with the climber as they climb higher or descend down a rope.

Features Of The Removable Better Grab Rope Grab:

  • Increased Ease In Lanyard Positioning
  • A Crucial Device In A Fall Arrest System
  • Large Thumb Rest Adds More Precise Control While Working
  • Engineered To Be Used With Climbing Ropes & 3 Strand Lifelines
  • Allows Climber To Free Hands For Work While Doing Intense Climbing
  • This Game-Changing Rope Grab Can Be Easily Removed From A-Line Without the Need To Cut Lines Or Remove Tension From The System

The Backup Arrester - This Rope Grab made by Kong and includes two main functions- Locked Mode and Free Mode. In Free Mode the climber can easily move up or down a rope without any interference. Locked Mode is designed for increased security and prevents the climber from sliding down the rope without unlocking the grab or giving extra pulling on the line. This Rope Grab is engineered with a unique toothed cam design and significantly releases rope stress.

Features Of The Backup Arrester:

  • Created With A Unique Toothed Cam Design
  • Locked Mode Prevents Accidental Sliding Down The Rope
  • Free Mode Allows Climbing Down A Rope Without Interference
  • Prevents Strain On Rope Typically Caused By Other Rope Grabs

Duck Rope Grab - This device created by Kong is another truly groundbreaking rope clamp. The Duck Rope Grab was engineered for emergency belaying functions. The Duck’s small dimensions make it easy for ropes or webbing to be inserted with just one hand.

Features Of The Duck Rope Grab:

  • Great For Regulating Daisy Chains
  • Engineered Specifically For Emergency Belaying
  • Large Hole Allows For Easy Sleeve Connector Rotation
  • Small Dimensions Makes It Easy For Ropes To Be Inserted With One Hand
  • Only Belayer In the World That Works On Tubular Webbing With Widths From 3/8” to 9/16”

How Do Rope Brakes Work Within A Fall Arrest System?

In the event of a fall, a Rope Grab will lock automatically. This is a potentially life-saving feature and can also prevent serious damage to equipment. A climber keeps a rope grab attached to their body to prevent accidental slipping down a rope. Since rope brakes automatically progress with the climber, they allow increased freedom without having to sacrifice their own security.

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 marining.

Pelican Rope offers some of the best Rope Grabs in the world, with innovative and groundbreaking features. We are proud to offer incredible technology from both ProClimb and Kong- two of the most inventive companies in climbing hardware.

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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