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chmorelock07


Jan 30, 2014, 6:27 PM
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Would you climb on it?
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I have a 60m dry rope that I bought brand new from REI 6 years ago. I decided I wanna get back into climbing and pulled it out of my bag to take a look at it. Last time I used it (4 years ago), I was climbing some wet muddy rock in Oregon and after I through it in my bag and forgot about it. I just pulled it out and it is a little dirty but not terrible. Is it still good? Not gonna be doing any crazy climbing but I am a big guy (230 lbs) and wonder if I should just replace it? What do yall think?


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potreroed


Jan 31, 2014, 7:32 AM
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It's probably still OK, but when your life is on the line probably isn't good enough.


pedro_sandchez


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If you have to ask, then you should just replace it.
Ropes aren't that expensive so why not just replace it and be done?

That said, I'd check it for core shots and tie in.Cool


skelldify


Jan 31, 2014, 8:14 AM
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This type of question gets asked on here OVER AND OVER.

There is no way for us to tell if your rope is safe to use.

If you're asking if I would climb on it: "No, I wouldn't climb on your dirty, nasty, old rope. I don't even know you!"


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sangoma2


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I think you had better send it to me for some extensive testing Tongue
DAM you should see the state of my caving ropes Unsure
Wash it and climb it !!! just don't let your mom know Wink


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sbaclimber


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sangoma2 wrote:
DAM you should see the state of my caving ropes Unsure
Having climbed a fair amount with an extremely experienced both caver and climber, who also told plenty of horror stories of caving ropes, I think it is worth mentioning that comparing a climbing rope with a caving rope is like comparing the proverbial apple and orange.
Sure, the rope is the same, but the conditions and application are significantly different.
(e.g. a caving rope sees neither sunlight nor lead-falls, but potentially a lot more abrasion wear)


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moose_droppings


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Run the length of the rope through your hands feeling for bulges and soft spots. Visually inspect at the same time looking for cuts or real bad abrasions. If it passes those test, I'd wash it and climb on it.


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