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Cost Cr20
Size 10.0 meters
Type Survival Gear
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 3.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
Rope is a climbing tool used for a variety of purposes.
  • It is a versatile tool that has no real replacement even at higher tech levels.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rope is the single most important element of a climber’s equipment; it can be used to bind prisoners; it can add safety to water or ravine crossings. A variety of types and sizes are available; in general, however,they are all similar in reliability and price within any given tech level.

Rope suitable for climbing comes in lengths of 50 meters and has a diameter of 10mm. It can typically support a weight of 900 kg.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Rope can be created for the first instances of tool-use well into the cutting edge of present technology:
TL:1-3 and TL:4-6:

  • At TL–1 to TL–5, rope is usually of constructed from organic fibers.
  • At TL–6+, it is manufactured from some form of synthetic fiber.


  • At TL–8+, rope can be made strong enough to climb, but too fine for hands to get a grip. Such rope has half the normal mass, but requires special tools to climb or descend from. It may have special properties at TL–8+, such as increased stretch, fire resistance, conductivity or insulation, etc.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.