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  1. #1
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    Default Does anybody here do rock climbing? HR

    I'd like to find about 50-60ft (10-11mm) of mountain climbing rope for use as long lines (for ground driving). Anybody know where I might look to find some used and therefore cheap? Since my life doesn't depend on it, I really don't care if it's taken a hard fall or gotten wet or whatever else makes it unsuitable for it's intended use. I've looked on eBay and googled, but haven't found anything useful- maybe I'm searching the wrong terms...



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    Online classifieds sites like Craigslist is a good place, but you can get climbing rope in any length you want at Home Depot (cut to size), or at least you can at ours.



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    This isn't really related to your question - but yesterday my friend (a horse person) mentioned that one day she was hiking in the woods and came upon a rock climbing group that was using a donkey to pull them up the side of the mountain. They had rigged up a system where they would use the donkey to help them up and then they would repel down.

    I just found it funny to find a rock climbing thread and thought it would be probably the only time I could mention it and keep it somehow horse related.



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    I'm not sure I'd put my life in the hands (hooves) of a donkey belayer!



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    I forgot about Craigslist, and I never even thought about HD. I usually get my rope and chain at TSC, and they don't have climbing rope.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pony89 View Post
    I'm not sure I'd put my life in the hands (hooves) of a donkey belayer!
    agreed! I haven't climbed in years but I used to do quite a bit... the idea of this is seriously !
    ~Living the life I imagined~



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    You might look into Yacht rope, too



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    yup, some old docking lines or sheets/halyards might do the trick as well, or look at a local marine supply store



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    It sounded like they had someone up top that would lead the donkey.



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    And donkeys always do whatever you want?

    If this is what you really want, and I don't think climbing rope is really suitable, being thick, heavy, and not very flexible, look for climbing clubs. Colleges often have them.



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    Go to a sporting goods store, or an outdoor outfitters like REI.



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    Apparently it was doing a great job. The whole system fascinated my friend.



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    The rope at home supplies stores that looks slightly like climbing rope is not the same thing and snags very easily. The beauty about climbing rope for long lines is it is snag-free. I usually just get the ready made long lines from climbing rope from Schneider's http://www.sstack.com/shopping/produ...=1&keyword=mcr



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    Putting the word out in the climbing community that you will pay some $$ for "retired" ropes might get you what you want at a fair price. Once ropes have sustained a certain number of falls, or been in use a length of time, or had asymmetries felt in the core, smart programs and individuals will retire those ropes.

    College outing clubs, adventure programs, local REI or outdoor stores with notice boards would be places to look.



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