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By jonathan.lipkin
From Brooklyn, NY
Apr 6, 2013

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


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Apr 6, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

Who said you can't climb on wet ropes?


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
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.


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Apr 6, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

I would wager that it isn't dry yet. 10.5 is thick. Give it another day or two.


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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Apr 6, 2013
Mt. Agassiz

FrankPS wrote:
You can still climb, but the strength of a rope is reduced when wet.


And a follow-up: at Climbing Mag


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Apr 6, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

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


Interesting...thanks for educational link!


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