Rock Climbing Gear Guide: Best Accessory Cord and Webbing

Use this buying guide to help determine what cordelette and webbing best suits your needs. We’ve narrowed down the options into just a few—the ones we feel are best based on price and performance. Recommendations are unbiased and the buying links are affiliate links—purchases made from them support our free content.

This guide was last updated on July 5, 2016

 

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Cordelette and webbing

Tubular webbing is flat nylon material, sometimes used to set up anchors or a rappel.

Cordelette is cord (about 6mm in diameter) that’s also used for setting up anchors or a rappel, but it is more compact than webbing when hanging on a harness. A useful length of cordelette for most circumstances is 20-25ft.

Use the chart below to see our recommendations for different types cordelette:

The Best Rock Climbing Cordelette

 

Recommendations for cordelette and webbing

BlueWater pre-cut cordelette

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Usable for a variety of applications, the BlueWater Accessory Cordelette features a nylon sheath with a nylon core.

BlueWater cordelette by the foot

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BlueWater ClimbSpec 1″ webbing

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Loved for its bomber construction by climbers and slackliners alike, this 100% Nylon webbing from BlueWater beats out the norm of strength, durability, flexibility, knotability (yes that’s a word!) of other webbing. The fine weave pattern and high thread count of this BlueWater webbing ensures that individual fibers get minimum exposure.

 

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