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    Old climbing ropes

    What do you do with old climbing ropes? I have a ~300 ft static line and 50 m climbing rope from the early 90's. Having a hard time dropping them in the trash can. Figure I can use the static line for something.

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    1. Make dog leashes and collars.

    2. Sell them to trendy toque and doggers and millenials.

    3. Profit!

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    I bet you could braid or weave, or whatever, that 300 foot piece and have a sweet tow rope for your vehicle.

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    Related: I have a 70m rope that was in perfectly good shape when it was last packed into my rope bag. That was like 8 years ago. Is it still safe to use?

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    Know of anyone who wants rope to turn into something they sell?

    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I bet you could braid or weave, or whatever, that 300 foot piece and have a sweet tow rope for your vehicle.
    A few years ago I cut off a 20' piece tied it around a post and the other end to the truck to see if I could break the rope, no luck until having cut part way in the rope. Impressive and it was about 15 years old at that time. But yeah, the static line might be worth keeping for construction type activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Related: I have a 70m rope that was in perfectly good shape when it was last packed into my rope bag. That was like 8 years ago. Is it still safe to use?

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    Google "climbing rope rug." Here's an example:
    山、川、森林、砂漠、海、空

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    Give it to your Dom to use on your Bitch ass

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    I swear this thread already exists... but am not going to go digging for it right now.

    I say rug, although havent made mine yet and have a couple of old ropes sitting in my loft.

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    Yeah, Google rope rugs. I turned my 30 year old rope into one using the weave above. There are several patterns you can do.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Looks like you can pay someone on etsy $40 plus shipping and they will make the rug. How many hours did it take to make yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Google "climbing rope rug." Here's an example:
    there's a whole chapter in the Ashley book of knots on mats with other patterns you can copy - starts on Pg 361 of the pdf linked here, for free
    https://archive.org/details/TheAshleyBookOfKnots

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    Rafters and boaters like old climbing ropes because they are strong and handle well when wet. Good for on the river and as tie downs for transport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudfoot View Post
    Rafters and boaters like old climbing ropes because they are strong and handle well when wet. Good for on the river and as tie downs for transport.
    no, we dont ...... we like boat line and tubular webbing: dynamic climbing ropes are designed to streeeeeetch when loaded; great when taking a wicked whipper but not great when tying up 1000 pounds of boat, beer, gear, food and fuel ......
    "we all do dumb shit when we're fucked up" mike tyson

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    You can get some PVC or wood for rungs and make a Bachar ladder for training in the back yard. I did that once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    You can get some PVC or wood for rungs and make a Bachar ladder for training in the back yard. I did that once.
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    There's not a lot of quicker ways to blow out your shoulder than that one.

    I'm either paying the Etsy lady or getting a friend to make mine. Washing them is worth it so I do not having to deal with that fucking disaster.

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    Never had a shoulder problem working out on a Bachar ladder, but if you do then you can still get a good workout by keeping your feet on the rungs to take some weight off your shoulders.

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