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Unread 11-25-2009, 11:27 AM
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Rope advise required

Hi Guys would appreciate some advice. I have a dry rope that was used 2 or three times. I moved from Korea and the rope has remained in a bag for about 18 months. I have since returned. I remember that I was told to take the rope out every so often and let it sit loose. Could you please advise me of the safety of my rope at the moment from it being in the bag? What should I do before attempting to use it again? Much appreciated. Cheers.
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give it a feel, if its got no gaps in it, (hasn't been eaten by mice etc) then its probably going to be fine. modern ropes are built to stand much more abuse than sitting in a bag for a year or two....

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Thanks for that. I will review it and let it sit loose for a few days. Cheers again
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Yeah should be fine, but run it through your fingers well, look for any noticable soft spots or damaged sections. As long as it was kept dry and out of direct sunlight, it's unlikely to have suffered anything other than lonlieness at not being used. It is your life line though, so make sure you are confident that it hasn't been in contact with any chemicals, oils, detergents or so on. To straighten out any kinks that have developed from it's storage, try hanging it as stretched/ flaked out as possible from a building roof or something...either unweighted or with light weights attached to pull it straight.
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Will do and thanks for that. Never can be too careful when it come to the rope.
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Anyone know of a climbing rope re-water-proofing solution and where it can be obtained in Korea? My ropes are kinda worn from the season thus far and before I take them out onto the ice too much, I'd love to have them re-proofed for safety (wet ropes have 15-30% less strength than dry ropes) and ease of use (the spray of a wet rope going thru a belay tool reminds me of a bike wheel spray when MTB-ing in the rain).
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