Arbor Ropes

Donaghys range of arbor ropes were developed alongside certified Arborists and champion tree climbers to produce effective climbing and prusik lines, all certified to Australian and International standards. 


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Climbing & Access Line

Cougar Climbing Line

Donaghys Cougar is an 11.7mm high performance climbing line for use in sports climbing and professional Arborist applications.  A superior double braid with abrasion resistant HT Polyester cover for improved grip and handling. Ideal for use as an SRT line.

  • Will not milk when used with prusiks and traditional hitches
  • Light weight and flexible
  • Low stretch for excellent foot locking
  • Easy to splice with convenient double braid splice
  • Works well with hardware
  • Meets ANSI Z-133 standards

NRG Climbing Line

Donaghys NRG is a high performance 12mm 24 strand climbing line designed for use in sports climbing and professional Arborist applications. NRG is light weight with excellent knot holding abilities and allows easy access into trees with great foot locking capabilities.

  • Knobbly cover construction for easy handling
  • Excellent bend ratio
  • Kernmantle core construction
  • Works well with hardware
  • Meets ANSI Z-133 standards

ResponseXT Access Line

Response® safety and rescue lines have been designed with your ultimate safety in mind, certified to AS4142.3, ANSI Z-133 and EN1891 standards.  Donaghys Response® ropes allow quick access for any emergency.

  • Low stretch, high strength
  • Excellent knot holding
  • Highly visible in trees
  • Fully certified

Response Hotline

Response® Hotline braid is designed for use for access to areas with extremely high temperatures. Featuring a high performance KK Aramid cover which is more resistant to damage from sharp objects, abrasion and heat than all other types of LSK static ropes.

  • Treated and heat set for lower stretch
  • No strength loss when wet
  • Fully certified to EN1891 standards
  • Features certification tracer thread, coloured year of manufacture marker with batch coding on each spool

Response Dynamic Access Line

Donaghys' Response® Dynamic Access Line is a superb climbing and fall arrest line for industrial and rope systems use. This access rope is a nylon kernmantle braid and is certified to ensure safety and peace of mind in your application.

  • CE Certified
  • EN892:2012 approved
  • Stretches to absorb stresses of rapid loading which lessens the likelihood of injury or falls
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Excellent line for cow tails and lanyards

Lowering Line

Yachtmaster XS Rigging/Lowering Line

Yachtmaster XS is a 100% polyester double braid.  Designed for high strength with low stretch, Yachtmaster XS offers the ultimate in rigging or lowering lines.

  • Low stretch, easy to splice
  • Excellent handling and abrasion resistance
  • UV stable
  • Designed to run easily through rigging hardware
  • Available in 14mm and 16mm in 100m reels

Prusik Line

Armor-Prus

At long last, a prusik line that will last.  Donaghys Armor-Prus features a unique cover blend of Technora and Polyester that acts like Armor over a core of light weight Spectra® 900/Kevlar.

  • Blended Technora cover to prevent melting and glazing
  • Very low stretch
  • Technora is rated 234°C higher than standard polyester
  • Easy to splice
  • Meets ITCC climbing comp rules
  • Economy line also available with Polyester core

Rigging Ropes

Yachtmaster XS Rigging/Lowering Line

Yachtmaster XS is a 100% polyester double braid.  Designed for high strength with low stretch, Yachtmaster XS offers the ultimate in rigging or lowering lines.

  • Low stretch, easy to splice
  • Excellent handling and abrasion resistance
  • UV stable
  • Designed to run easily through rigging hardware
  • Available in 14mm and 16mm in 100m reels

UHMwPE Rigging Braid

Donaghys UHMwPE Rigging Braid is a strong, light weight braid designed for any rigging application. These features make it an ideal braid for steel wire replacement.

  • High strength and low weight
  • Non reflective finish
  • Zero stretch
  • Holds knots firmly
  • Available in Black and Fluro Orange colours
  • Ideal for theatrical rigging applications

Winchline®

Donaghys Winchline® is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational

Whoopie Sling

Whoopie slings are ideal for lifting and rigging tasks including knotless rigging as the sling length adjusts around trees, poles or object without the need for knots. Knots create a weak point in the system.

Donaghys have three adjustable length options and three different fibre options to suit the strength requirements of the task.

  • Easily adjustable load rated lifting sling
  • Fixed eye on one end with adjustable eye at the other end
  • Bearing point lengths are adjustable
  • Fewer slings required due to flexibility of adjustable sling

Loopie Sling

Loopie slings are easily adjustable slings, ideal for use in rigging applications and knotless rigging. They are commonly used to attach to a block at the top of the tree without the need for knotting. 

  • Easily adjustable
  • Strong and lightweight 
  • Continuous loop configuration
  • Adjustable to fit and work in harmony with most rigging hardware
  • Differing strengths achieved by fibre type used