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    Rope Cleaning

    I'm thinking of buying this "Prettyia Rope Cord Brush" to clean my rope. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it / advice

    https://www.amazon.com/Prettyia-Clea...gateway&sr=8-2

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    http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthre...rush-(cleaner)

    I posted this back in 2017 and have used it a few times in sandy canyons (read Spry and Imlay). It isn't a critical device, but it sure did make rappelling the next section a better experience for the next rappellers. It was pretty fast too. Maybe 3 mins to clean 200ft. Maybe even faster if you have 2 or 3 people assisting with the rope management.

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    I've got one of those and I think it works fairly well. Still, I think soaking and agitating is the place to start.

    I use an old cooler.

    Tom

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    I take my ropes to the local laundromat and throw them in a front loading washer and wash them with water only. They come out sparkling clean and in a knot.
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    Mine get washed in whatever the next pothole they land in is. Washed them at home once and said never again. Not worth the time and effort just to get them muddy and sandy again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2065toyota View Post
    Mine get washed in whatever the next pothole they land in is. Washed them at home once and said never again. Not worth the time and effort just to get them muddy and sandy again.
    I thought the same thing as soon as I saw this thread. Washing ropes?...you'd have to have some serious OCD issues to waste time on that. I certainly can see hosing them off if all muddy, but otherwise...
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    Ironically, the only washing I do is when I buy new ropes. Throw them in the shower under hot water for 20 minutes or so and then let them dry out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2065toyota View Post
    Ironically, the only washing I do is when I buy new ropes. Throw them in the shower under hot water for 20 minutes or so and then let them dry out.
    This is a good thing to do. It tightens the sheath on the core and decreases sheath slippage. Although I would call it "conditioning" rather than washing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratagonia View Post
    This is a good thing to do. It tightens the sheath on the core and decreases sheath slippage. Although I would call it "conditioning" rather than washing.

    Tom
    Well what do ya know...I bought nearly 700' of really nice rope about a year ago. Looks like I've got to give them a hot bath.
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