How to protect the rope?
As the rope is a relatively vulnerable component in the belay chain, it is important to take care of it. Here are some tips for optimizing the life of your rope.
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
- Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
- We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.
Use a rope bag.
When the rope is in contact with the ground, dirt gets into the rope and accelerates wear. The rope bag keeps the rope off the ground. A rope bag also removes the need for coiling: it is stored stacked, which helps reduce twists.
A rope should not be stored wet.
Before storing, it should be dried in a ventilated area, away from UV.
Chaining the rope for efficient drying.
Do not store a rope in a car trunk in the heat.
Keep your rope far away from chemicals.
The most dangerous chemicals are acids (beware of battery acid, for example).