Rope Grabs


What Are Rope Grabs?

A Rope Grab, often referred to as a rope clamps is a device in a fall arrest system that travel along a lifeline. These grabs are flipline adjusters that will lock automatically in the event of a fall, preventing potentially tragic situations for climbers. Automatic rope grabs are the perfect sidekick because they follow a climber along as they move. Rope Grabs are especially important when using a vertical lifeline.

What Are Some Popular Rope Brakes Sold By US Rigging?

US Rigging carries several different types of Rope Grabs built by ProClimb, Kong, and many others. We stay on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to hardware and take particular pride in our Rope Grab inventory.

Better Rope Grab - ProClimbs Better Rope Grab has long been a popular part of many of US Rigging’s Lanyard Assembly Kits. The Better Grab is also sold on its own. This Rope Clamp features an ergonomic rubberized cover. The Better Grab progresses with the climber as they climb up or down and allows them to use their hands freely and is ideal for 3-strand rope lifelines, kernmantle ropes/static ropes, and climbing ropes.

Features Of The Better Grab Rope Grab:

  • Used To Position Rope Easily
  • Essential Element Of A Fall Arrest System
  • Excellent For Use With Climbing Ropes, 3 Strand Lifelines
  • Allows Climbers To Free Their Hands For Work While Staying Retrained

Removable Better Grab Rope Grab - This Rope Clamp features all of the most popular features of the Better Grab, but is revolutionary in that it is easily removed from a rigging system without needing to remove tension by cutting lines. Just like the original Better Grab model, this brake is easy to position. It is ideal for climbing ropes and 3 strand lines. It has a large thumb rest to provide more precise control and an ergonomic rubber cover.

Features Of The Removable Better Grab Rope Grab:

  • Used To Position Rope Easily
  • Essential Element Of A Fall Arrest System
  • Excellent For Use With Climbing Ropes, 3 Strand Lifelines
  • Allows Climber To Free Their Hands For Work While Staying Retrained
  • Equipped With A Large Thumb Rest For Precise Control While Working
  • This Game-Changing Rope Grab Can Be Easily Removed From A Line Without the Need To Cut Tension

Duck Rope Grab - This is another truly groundbreaking piece of rope breaking equipment. The Duck Rope Grab was engineered by Kong specifically for emergency belaying applications. Aside from its eye-catching unique appearance, The Duck’s small dimensions make it easy for ropes to be inserted with just one hand. The Duck is also the first and only belay device that also works on tubular webbing with widths from 3/8” to 9/16”.

Features Of The Duck Rope Grab:

  • Engineered Specifically For Emergency Belaying
  • The World’s Only Belay Device That Works With Tubular Webbing ⅜”
  • Small Dimensions Makes It Easy For Ropes To Be Inserted With One Hand

What Is A Backup Arrester?

The Backup Arrester is a Rope Grab made by Kong with two main functions. In Free Mode, the climber can easily move up or down a rope. Locked Mode is engineered for more security and stability, only allowing the climber to climb up. This Rope Grab is designed with a unique toothed cam and it significantly releases rope stress.

What Are Some Other Terms For Rope Grabs & Flipline Adjusters?

Rope Grabs have many different names depending on who is talking about them. To make life a little less confusing, we have compiled a list of some of these names:

Other Names Commonly Used For Rope Grabs:

  • Rope Clamp
  • Rope Brake
  • Rope Stopper
  • Rope Cam Lock
  • Flipline Adjuster

How Do Rope Grabs Increase Climbing Safety In Your Fall Arrest System?

Rope Grabs are designed to automatically lock in the event of a fall. A climber keeps a rope grab attached to their climbing rope to prevent slipping down their line. In extreme cases, rope grabs can literally save lives, especially when climbers are working at high elevations. Rope grabs are an essential part of fall arrest systems. Thankfully since rope grabs move along with the climber, they allow increased freedom without compromising stability.

What Are People Saying About Our Selection Of Rope Grabs?

Customers consistently rave about how pleased they are with the Rope Grabs in US RIgging’s catalog.

Here’s A Few Samples Of What Customers Have Said About Our Rope Clamps:

“This is a very well constructed rope grab. It's also small which is a welcome change from quick disconnect grabs like the new Petzl. Frankly, this is a much more effective grab than many of the more expensive units out there.”

“Well worth its weight in gold! Shipping was very fast.”

“The teeth on this are smooth enough to not hurt my rope, the adjuster action is very nice as well. I’m able to pull into trees with as much ease as any other adjuster.”

“Compact and reliable. Very well made. I have been using it on a 5/8" (16mm) Iron Street flipline and this size rope maxed out the rope grab but holds perfectly. When it's time to adjust some rope it's very smooth in either direction. I highly recommend this Pro Climb rope grab because it's compact, reliable, well made and very affordable and made right here in the U.S.!”

Who Is US Rigging?

US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

US Rigging offers high-quality selections of Rope Grabs. These grabs are designed with the safety and security of climbers in mind and are essential elements for any fall arrest system.

Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.

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