I often get asked if different rope can be substituted in our TRACE™ Systems kits and devices, so I thought I’d share some images to get the point across. The first point I’d like to make is that the cycle fatigue testing has only been conducted on the 6mm TRC. If you substitute ropes, you’re on your own when it comes to longevity and durability.
We did slow pull tests with the Quickie Ascender™ on different micro ropes (New England and Sterling). This test simulates hauling or raising a load.
As you can see, the answer is no; please don’t use any other rope with your TRACE™ Systems devices. If you’d like your rope tested with our devices, please send us a sample and we would be happy to do so.