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I washed my rope yesterday, and hung it up on the stairs to dry last night. This morning it was dry to the touch. How long do I have to wait before I can climb on it? I'm not sure if the inside of the rope is dry yet. It's a 10.5 60m Edelweiss jonathan.lipkin
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Who said you can't climb on wet ropes? Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
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Apr 6, 2013
Ben Brotelho wrote:
Who said you can't climb on wet ropes?


You can still climb, but the strength of a rope is reduced when wet.
FrankPS
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I would wager that it isn't dry yet. 10.5 is thick. Give it another day or two. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
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FrankPS wrote:
You can still climb, but the strength of a rope is reduced when wet.


And a follow-up: at Climbing Mag
Ryan Nevius
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Ryan Nevius wrote:
And a follow-up: at Climbing Mag


Interesting...thanks for educational link!
Ben Brotelho
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