Split Tails

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Split Tails

Split Tails are used to form a bridge from the climber's saddle to the running end of the rope where it is tied off with a suitable friction hitch. A 16-strand rope is fabricated for use as a split tail friction knot. Its firm but flexible construction creates a positive-control sliding friction knot.

Each unit has a 1-inch soft eye on one end and is whip locked and heat sealed at the end. Split Tails are manufactured with XTC 16 and meet CE0120 EN1891 Type-A.

Split Tails Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Working Load **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1/2 6,200 620 7.5


* Average break strength is based on spliced rope or capstans samples. Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the design factor.
** Suggested design factor is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope’s suggested design factor constitute hazardous shock load and would void the suggested design factor recommendation. The end user is responsible for choosing the correct design factor specific to their application.