Braided Safety Blue is the industry standard 16-strand climbing rope.
First, each strand in Braided Safety Blue is comprised of tightly plied fibers. Second, New England Rope strands feature fibrillated polyolefin. This fiber is a better quality fiber than the stiff MFP monofilament polypropylene used in other 16-strand climbing ropes. Fibrillated polyolefin is softer and more flexible which translates into a rope with superior knotability, better handling and no "memory" – the rope coils nicely and does not have kinks after it's untied. The entire rope is coated with a protective finish to enhance abrasion resistance.
Blue safety core yarns act as a warning flag should rope become heavily abraded or cut.
16-Strand cover consists of tightly-plied polyester surrounding polyolefin cores, significantly reducing weight without compromising firmness and roundness.
Cover yarns are treated with a special formula enhancing abrasion resistance and extending the service life of the rope.