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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
Oct 12, 2011
Start of Pitch 3
What the hell do you do with them? I currently need to retire 3 ropes, and I fucking hate it. I need something creative to do with them. Yeah, I know the "rope rug" deal. But, I'm also not a hippy. Whats next, lasso? I've tried using one to tow a vehicle, dynamic rope SUCKS for that. Help....please.

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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 12, 2011
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
send it to sterling to be recycled?

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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
Oct 12, 2011
Start of Pitch 3
Look nick, I appreciate your feel-good recommendation. But I'm trying to keep the focus on myself, how can retired ropes benefit ME. Let's brainstorm here and attempt to avoid our conditioned perpetual carbon footprint guilt processes.

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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Oct 12, 2011
Middle
There is no better way to get more attention than to hang yourself with the ropes you want to retire.

Either that or use all three ropes to tie a sex swing for an extra extra large lady (Steel trusses would be advised).


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By Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Oct 12, 2011
Castle Wood Canyon, May '09
Dang I was going to suggest a sex swing...perhaps you could create a multi-person sex swing so nothings holding you back from those swingin' orgies!

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By Grover
Oct 13, 2011
Bridge jump with them. tie a bunch of knots in them and stuff them up your ass, tie one end off to the bridge.

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By Marc R
From Boulder, CO
Oct 13, 2011
Dog Safety
perhaps you can weave them into a hammock or other kind of hanging chair. i dunno about the sex swing, but whatever floats your boat. could even make a bachar ladder or some other training device or use it for rigging.

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By Brandon Groza
From Bend, OR
Oct 13, 2011
Chomp. Summer climbing in RMNP.
Top rope...that way you never have to retire them.

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By bearbreeder
Oct 13, 2011
donate them to route developers for hand lines ... help the climbing community ...

a rope deserves to spend its final days helping people climb ...

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By RNclimber
From Riverside, Ca
Oct 13, 2011
Seconds before onsighting Gun Smoke V3, Joshua Tree bouldering
bearbreeder wrote:
donate them to route developers for hand lines ... help the climbing community ... a rope deserves to spend its final days helping people climb ...


You must have not read his 2nd post. He wants to do something with the rope that will benefit him. He wants to be selfish and probably donating the rope to the climbing community will serve him no purpose.

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By ChrisV
From Denver
Oct 13, 2011
Cut it into sections and make dog leashes with retired biners. Sell them for outragous prices to hippies in Boulder with dogs named "Karma" or "Yoghurt" to give them some Boulder street cred.

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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Oct 13, 2011
El Chorro
ChrisV wrote:
Cut it into sections and make dog leashes with retired biners. Sell them for outragous prices to hippies in Boulder with dogs named "Karma" or "Yoghurt" to give them some Boulder street cred.


DING DING DING we have a winner!

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By Guy H.
From Fort Collins CO
Oct 13, 2011
Crux roof on Freeway...
The site "www.justropes.com" has a rope recycle program where they pay you to ship the ropes to them.

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By bearbreeder
Oct 13, 2011
RNclimber wrote:
You must have not read his 2nd post. He wants to do something with the rope that will benefit him. He wants to be selfish and probably donating the rope to the climbing community will serve him no purpose.



figures ... i just blindly assumed a fellow climber would be interested in donating no longer useful gear to help others ...

ah well ...

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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
Oct 13, 2011
Start of Pitch 3
RNclimber wrote:
You must have not read his 2nd post. He wants to do something with the rope that will benefit him. He wants to be selfish and probably donating the rope to the climbing community will serve him no purpose.


Correct.

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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
Oct 13, 2011
Start of Pitch 3
ChrisV wrote:
Cut it into sections and make dog leashes with retired biners. Sell them for outragous prices to hippies in Boulder with dogs named "Karma" or "Yoghurt" to give them some Boulder street cred.


Now we're talkin!!!

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By Peter Pitocchi
Oct 13, 2011
Pete belays 2nd pitch Little corner
Sailors?

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By Jim Titt
From Germany
Oct 13, 2011
outdoorbondage.org/

Not particularly work safe!

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By Rob C.
From Freeport, ME
Oct 13, 2011
Top o' Mill D Oct or Nov '09
I used my 15 + year old rope as a safety line for trimming a tree in my yard recently - I'd probably still use it for top roping. Eventually I'll send it up the river to be recycled.

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By Sam Stephens
Oct 14, 2011
Top half of Melifluous
alleyehave wrote:
What the hell do you do with them? I currently need to retire 3 ropes, and I fucking hate it. I need something creative to do with them. Yeah, I know the "rope rug" deal. But, I'm also not a hippy. Whats next, lasso? I've tried using one to tow a vehicle, dynamic rope SUCKS for that. Help....please.


I gave one to my brother to make a rope swing with.

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By rob bauer
From Golden, CO
Oct 14, 2011
Weave door mats out of them. You'll enjoy them for years. (fair conversation starters?) Make some for your climbing friends for the holidays. (by my estimate, you've got enough for 5 mats.)

Give sections to your friends for tow ropes?

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By DannyUncanny
From Vancouver
Oct 15, 2011


mountainproject.com/v/diy-clim...

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By smassey
From CO
Oct 15, 2011
Jim Titt wrote:
outdoorbondage.org/ Not particularly work safe!


No, but it does seem to fit the OP's criteria. johnL had a pic to that effect, but more work safe...

Makes a guy wanna retire some ropes...

BTW, dynamic rope rules for unsticking vehicles. Ya just gotta treat it like the slingshot it is...

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By alleyehave
From San Diego, CA
Oct 15, 2011
Start of Pitch 3
smassey wrote:
No, but it does seem to fit the OP's criteria. johnL had a pic to that effect, but more work safe... Makes a guy wanna retire some ropes... BTW, dynamic rope rules for unsticking vehicles. Ya just gotta treat it like the slingshot it is...


I'm in.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Oct 24, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Not sure if I actually 'retired' this bicolor Mammut rope or just found a better use for it. Go figure.

my favorite rope
my favorite rope

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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Oct 24, 2011
Axes glistening in the sun
Ray Pinpillage wrote:
There is no better way to get more attention than to hang yourself with the ropes you want to retire. Either that or use all three ropes to tie a sex swing for an extra extra large lady (Steel trusses would be advised).



I would think there would be too much ELONGation for the swing? Depending on diameter and manufacturer.

Get a dog or lots of dogs and make leashes. I've used an old one to pull a big old hot water heater up a hill at a friend's cabin. That was interesting as I prayed it didn't break. Other than that I've use parts and pieces for car camping. And made a swing for my 3 year old under our deck.

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