How to take care of your climbing rope?
Consider your rope your lifeline, it keeps you safe and could be considered the most important piece of gear in your arsenal.
Though modern ropes are quiet robust and can withstand plenty of abuse, it’s essential to care for your rope like your life depended on it - because it does.
Rope care includes how you're using it, cleaning it, and storing it - and understanding how you could unintentionally misuse or abuse it.
Ideally store your rope in a dry, cool place, away from potentially harmful chemicals, moisture, heat, or direct sunlight.
For those who live in households with furry friends, this means out of their reach so nothing accidentally gets mistaken for a chew toy.
Try your best to keep the rope clean and free of debris. Don’t toss it down in the dirt as sand and grit can work their way into the core.
Something we often forget or neglect is that overchalking your hands and manipulating the rope can result in a build-up of chalk on the rope, which can contaminate the yarns.
Another important thing to note: Ropes should never run against each other through slings.
How to clean
The best way to wash your rope is by hand. The only thing to use when cleaning your rope should be specifically formulated rope soap.
How long can I keep my rope?
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