XTC 16

Custom and Specialty Ropes


XTC 16

This rope was designed specifically for the demanding needs of the professional arborist. 1/2” XTC 16 meets CE0120 EN1891 Type-A

Key Features

  • Professional grade
  • Smoother cover runs well through cammed devices
  • Tightest cover braid in the industry

White – The economical alternative – XTC 16 is a tight braid consisting of 16 individual strands of polyester. A high-twist core of torque-balanced polyester keeps the construction firm and round, providing an extra measure of safety. XTC 16 is an excellent choice for both climbing line and bull rope due to its no snagging, abrasion-resistant construction and excellent energy absorption characteristics.

Plus and Spearmint – Our finest and most popular – incorporating all of the characteristics of the White, and adding visibility. Fully half of the cover strands are of bright red or bright green extrusion-dyed polyester, resulting in permanent coloration that won’t fade or run with use. In addition to strength and performance, Plus and Spearmint are ideal for color coding, reducing confusion and increasing the safety of each job.

Fire – Hi-visibility – now introducing the highest-visibility climbing line ever seen in the industry. Fire is specifically designed for the demanding needs of arborists, embodying the same characteristics of XTC 16 ropes Yale has made for the last two decades.

XTC 16 Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Break Strength *(Lbs) Suggested Design Factor 10:1 **(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.


Green working 299 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 5,029 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.38

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