CMC Prusik Cord and Load Release Hitch Cord is strong performance cord is a reliable yet versatile prusik. Made with 100% nylon and a torque free construction this cord comes in a variety of sizes and color to best suit your needs and differentiate between designs for hitches and climbers accessory cord. Two colors are available for each diameter except the large 9 mm load-releasing rescue oriented cord. The 7 mm and 8 mm cords are used mostly in tandem prusik belay systems, where the 5 mm and 6 mm cord is most commonly used for a Purcell climbing system. This cord is sold by the foot and weighs between .3 oz (8.5g) and .6 oz (17 g) and comes in 5 mm Dark Green 7 kn (1,574 lbf), 6 mm Light Blue 8 kn (1,798 lbf), 7 mm Yellow or Blue 8 kn (1,798 lbf), 8 mm Green or Red 16 kn (3,597 lbf), and 9 mm Orange 16 kn (3,597 lbf).
The most important attribute of a cord used for Prusik hitches is consistency in handling, diameter, and strength. Once you have determined the Prusik hitch that works best on your host rope, you want the same performance every time you replace it. CMC Rescue Prusik Cord has the right balance of suppleness for reliable activation but is not so soft that it wears out rapidly. Made of 100% nylon with a torque-free, kernmantle construction, it comes in solid colors to help differentiate between cords designed for Prusik hitches and climber’s accessory cords. Two color choices in both 7-mm and 8-mm diameters allow you to use a separate color for each length Prusik in a Tandem Prusik Belay System. Our 6-mm Prusik cord is also available in two colors. The 9-mm cord is the size preferred by rescuers who use cordage for a Load-Releasing Hitch. Cordage is sold by the foot. Please contact customer support for maximum length available.