Military SWAT / Ranger Rappelling Rope 200 FT top quality static rope for rappelling and rescue, exceeds OSHA, ANSI and NFPA standards, high tensile strength nylon core, braided polysheath for resistance to heat, chemicals and abrasion, issued to G.I. and civilian rescue and tactical teams, US made, 7/16" diameter, 200 feet long, 7200 lb. test.
Ropes are not all the same. Static ropes have minimal stretching and are used for tying, and hauling. Dynamic ropes are used for climbing and stretch more to withstand falls. The weak spot in most ropes is the knot. Angles, kinks, and knots, stress the fibers unevenly and weaken rope. Some knots weaken some rope to as little as 40% of its rated strength.