180m used climbing rope for sale

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verns123
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180m used climbing rope for sale

Post by verns123 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:01 pm

Hi all I am selling 180m of climbing rope for a friend.
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Just need to be untangled
Any takers? make me an offer
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Nic Le Maitre
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Re: 180m used climbing rope for sale

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:47 am

That's not climbing rope - it's not dynamic.

It's access rope, it's semi static. I can only presume that it was retired from service for a reason. Semi-static rope tends to come in 200m lengths so I'm guessing that it was damaged at one end and shortened before being retired.

Since it's likely to have come from a rope access company (very few people are going to buy 200m of static for personal use), it should have a log book of where it has been used, for what it has been used, what it might have come into contact with and the reason that it has been shortened. Without that log, I say that it is only good for turning into door mats.
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Re: 180m used climbing rope for sale

Post by Justin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:17 am

Thanks for calling this one out Nic. I do agree with you.

The main concern (for me) with regards to 2nd hand ropes is chemical damage (which usually can't be seen or detected).
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Re: 180m used climbing rope for sale

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:34 am

Hell, if you look closely, you can see where it was cut (badly).

It's clearly a retired rope, that was not disposed of correctly, that someone is trying make a quick buck from. Buyer beware!
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