Imlay Canyon Fire Rope 8.3mm

Imlay Canyon Fire Rope 8.3mm

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The Imlay Canyon Gear Canyon Fire rope is the first rope designed for Colorado Plateau canyoneering. Since the sheath is what counts, we added material there to make a sheath-heavy rope - 56% sheath versus the norm for static ropes of 50%. It gives both more to hold onto and increased cut-resistance, thus greater durability; at a slightly higher carry weight than 8mm ropes.

The materials are 100% polyester inside and out, so the sheath and core work together, and both are hydrophobic. Tightly woven for long life, it mellows slightly with the first couple of rappels to settle into a state of firm knotability. The Canyon Fire is 100% static resulting in no bounce, reduced sawing across edges, and easier use in canyons.

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While we have always added a foot or two to rope lengths, starting with the fall of 2018, we have been making our pre-cut rope 5% longer. So a "200 foot rope" is at least 210 feet, usually a foot or two longer. We raised our prices 5% to compensate. Check out some rope shrinkage tests and rope absorption observations!


  • Diameter: 8.3mm (at weaving tension)

  • Minimum Breaking Strength: 4100 lbF

  • Weight: 3 lb 13.6 oz per 100 feet

  • Elongation at 390 lbF: 1.2%

  • Standard cut lengths: 120 feet, 200 feet, 300 feet, 640 foot spools.

  • Non-standard cut lengths are 240 feet and 360 feet - expect a one-week delay to get these cut.

  • Other custom-cut lengths cost 10% more per foot. Choice of color is not available in custom-cut lengths, although please state a preference.

  • Use the radio-button menu to select the length (and price), or select by-the-foot and order the number of feet you desire.

  • Made in Canada

More Info: Imlay Canyon Gear


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