50 in stock

Beal 6mm Accessory cord is very useful made into  a loop of cord, then use a “Prusik” hitch for example; ascending up rope, self belay techniques (abseil context) and they make great adjustable personal safety lines. Beal 6mm Accessory Cord Is also great in mini-haul systems and has a few rescue uses too. Plus great for tarping up!

A prusik hitch offers best and most reliable friction grabbing capabilities at 55% diametre size of the main rope you are hitching it to. for example: 6mm Prusik loop hitched to 11mm to 13mm parent rope.
Yes, it can be argued that a 5mm cord is best on 10 to 11mm ropes, however when we look at the ultimate strenght difference between a 5mm and 6mm cord is around 160kg (See table below). So in this application stronger is safer. Also it is of great importance that the hitch is propperly built, made to the correct lenght for the application, and checked and adjusted regurlarly to ensure safe and propper use.
*Propper training is higly recommended for use with any/all pre mentioned climbing techniques. 

Specification for Beal 6mm Accessory Cord

  • Diameter: 6mm
  • Weight per metre: 23g
  • Breaking load: 810 daN(~kg)
  • Standards:   EN564, CE, UIAA
  • Colour: Orange (with yellow fleck) may vary from image shown
  • Enter as Quantity the number of Metres you require
  • Your desired length is professionaly cut and sealed with a Hot Knife.


Please note: Not to be used as climbing rope.


Accessory Cord
Diameter Weight per metre Breaking load
2mm 2.4g 70 daN(~kg)
3mm 6.5g 180 daN(~kg)
4mm 11g 400 daN(~kg)
5mm 19.5g 650 daN(~kg)
6mm 23g 810 daN(~kg)
7mm 31g 1170 daN(~kg)
8mm 40g 1530 daN(~kg)