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.
- Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
- It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
- Mastering these techniques requires training.
- Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.
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).