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Sterling Accessory Cord

$10.85 - $26.55

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    • Assorted, 4mm x 50ft
    • Assorted, 2mm x 50ft
    • Assorted, 5mm x 50ft
    • Assorted, 6mm x 50ft
    • Assorted, 7mm x 50ft
    • Assorted, 3mm x 50ft

    42 Reviews


    Accessorize and climb-o-rize.

    Need to equalize that anchor before sending junior up on top-rope? Grab your handy Sterling 6mm Accessory Cord. Force-rated up to 8.8 kN, this lightweight little string carries its weight and then some, so you can set up safe and functional anchors for a family day at the crag.

    • Available in assorted colors in 2-7mm diameters and 50ft lengths.
    • Item #STE0051

    Tech Specs

    2 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm
    50 ft
    [2mm] 1.0 kN, [4mm] 4.6 kN, [5mm] 5.2 kN, [6mm] 8.8 kN, [7mm] 12.4 kN
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Just what I needed

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This cord is great for anchor building, cutting up into smaller sizes for prusik loops, etc. As others have stated, many uses particularly in climbing. Probably my favorite out there for climbing and mountaineering.

    Don't get caught without it.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I mostly use double or triple shoulder length slings to build multipitch anchors but when you need to really extend anchors or sling natural features I think cords are more durable.

    Gets the job done

      Yes it's a bummer you cant pick your color but in the end, im using it to build anchors or to leave behind with rap rings so I dont need it to look pretty. Not much else to say other than its light and feels secure.

      Like the 7mm option

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My preferred cord for building anchors, great for all sorts of other things as well. Must have simple tool to carry along for solving multiple problems that you might run into. It’s small and light weight when wrapped properly.

      Most useful accessory ever!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought the 7mm to set up climbing anchors, but have used this for everything! It can never hurt to have extra cord nearby on any adventure. I've used to for tying down gear, dog leashes, hanging hammocks, everything. Keep in mind that if you're intention is to set up climbing anchors, you'll want to get the 7mm as anything less is not recommended by Sterling. With that in mind, buy yourself lots of this because you'll want it for everything!

      perfect for what I need

        I bought this in the 2 mm width. It's used for hanging food. 50 ft and a gumption should get you a nicely hung bear bag. I like 2 mm because it's strong enough and really light. It can also double as shoelaces , guy lines and any other light cord application .

        perfect for what I need


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This stuff is great for accessory cord. It really comes in handy. I've used to tie stuff down in trucks as well as to secure dry bags in a river raft. Buy this stuff and you will find a use for it. That being said sterling doesn't recommend 5mm cord for anchor building, prusiks etc. hence the name ACCESSORY cord.

        A width for every need

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've picked up hundreds of feet of this over the years in all different sizes. It's great for just about anything. I've used it for everything from; kayak bow and anchor lines to guy lines to strapping down gear on the top of my truck, to stabilizing my tomato cages and everything in between. Accessory cord is one of those things that is beneficial to have just lying around all the time, you're going to need it for something or other sooner or later... probably sooner.

        Be advised, out of all the times I have ordered this, only once have I gotten it in the color that is pictured. Never comes in a bad color, just something to note.

        Matthew Pizza
        Expert Gearhead

        I'd like to use 5 mm chord to "resling" some lightly used 10 year old Friends and BD Camalots. I realize some would advocate getting factory reslinging - but any reason I can't use 5mm or 6mm Chord with fishermans Knots? Also same for threading chocks - 5mm chord?

        Not to say you can't, but manufacturers often have good reasons for doing things the way they do. Take this link as an example.

        I am looking to get some to extend anchors...

        I am looking to get some to extend anchors over an edge and also for prusiks. What diameter/s should I get?

        Best Answer

        These cords are NOT intended for climbing anchors. Especially for the rigors of a top-rope anchor (where the anchor cord will see repetitive wear in a concentrated location and where there is little visual inspection of the anchor while in use) I would NEVER use this cord for that purpose.

        For prussic loops either the 6mm or the 5mm would be fine. Use the 5mm only if the rope you are prussicing onto is less than 9mm... the 5mm cord will bite better on these thin ropes, but on ropes thick enough, I recommend taking advantage of the extra strength of the 6mm.

        The strength rating on this page should not be trusted. Sterling's datasheet shows the 6mm cord having a MBS of 8.8kN and the 5mm MBS of 5.2kN.

        For anchor building look into Sterling's PowerCord. Its much much stronger (20kN) and intended for these purposes. Webbing is another common and very cheap option for anchors, but webbing requires some special attention in knot tying.

        Hope that helps - have fun and be safe!

        PS. just to show what I mean:

        The 6mm cord:

        Sterling's product page for "Cordelettes" (intended for anchor building) only shows the 7mm cord (12kN) and the PowerCord (20kN).

        7mm or greater for anchors.

        General rule: Double up (make a quad for bolted anchors). Multi-leg for trad anchor (3 or more anchor points) as lead climbing puts more force on the anchor.

        If using trees and such make a multi-leg for TR anchor and watch out for abrasion on the edge where the anchor passes over the top of the cliff.