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Sterling Accessory Cord

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    52 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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    What do you think about this product?

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    For all sorts of things

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Although this cord can be used for a bunch of things. I just bought the 2mm to replace the pull tabs on my backpacks. (I have a little puppy that enjoys snacking on them).

    Great lightweight cord

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought the 6mm 50ft spool, and used it to make a friction hitch while canyoneering. It worked amazingly, easy to tie, and super strong! Only issue I had with it was that it doesn't fuse very well in my experience.


    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    This accessory cord is perfect for building top rope anchors on crag days in Devils Lake. This rope could also be used to haul bags behind you while you take on a big wall or two. Durable and long enough, the 70ft was long enough to make anchors that cross the top of the bluff and its easy to adjust clove hitches on it and tie solid knots!

    Safety net

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is awesome for tying prusik loops and securing anchors. I also like that you can use this to help retrieve your rope so you do not have to climb back up to get it. Works very well and are always worth carrying in your backpack just in case you get in a bind. Will be getting more to have as spares!

    Makes a Sturdy Anchor

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    7mm is perfect for building trad anchors. Plus, with so many other uses, why wouldn't you want some solid extra cord on hand?


      This is some good stuff at a fair price. I typically use this for building anchors for belay anchors and quick top rope anchors when I working a project. Holding up great so far. Definitely recommend this product

      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.

        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.