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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 7, 2012 - 10:54am PT
I met a climber yesterday who did this very cool vase made entirely of retired climbing gear (rope, nuts, harness). She sent this photo below (thanks, Sarah!) It's a very cool example of upcycling.

I thought it would be cool to see who else out there has cool art or anything else made from retired climbing gear. Piton bottle openers. Door mats made of climbing ropes. Post em up!

Vase made of rope. Flower made of retired cams, nuts, webbing and a ha...
Vase made of rope. Flower made of retired cams, nuts, webbing and a harness.
Credit: Sarah
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Apr 7, 2012 - 10:56am PT
Nice imagination there!
spidey

Trad climber
Berkeley CA
Apr 7, 2012 - 11:13am PT
very cool and imaginative!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Apr 7, 2012 - 11:46am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#180563
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Apr 7, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Credit: philo
Chugach

Trad climber
Vermont
Apr 11, 2012 - 11:04am PT
I took a large slab of ash with a rough cut edge, tapped 5 holes and sunk ancient ice screws from back in the day and a pick off an old X-tool for a coat rack. Still needs a good stain and better mounting bolts. It holds a mountain of coats for my family. Have another coatrack underway on barn board with old picks and pins.

Coat Rack with old coonyard gear
Coat Rack with old coonyard gear
Credit: Chugach
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Apr 11, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
Cleo's rope rug
Credit: Phil_B
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Love the rope door mat. I remember somewhere there was a guide (step-by-step instructions) on how to do this. Does anyone have a link?
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 11, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=298197
Gene

climber
Apr 11, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
More festive than artistic....

Credit: Gene
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
Here's an installation I'm currently showing which features my Annapurna rope.




















I call it "Waiting for a dope"

Credit: Reilly

I might use it as a prop in a play I'm writing by the same name.
slobmonster

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
Apr 11, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Wind chimes aka earthquake alarm
Wind chimes aka earthquake alarm
Credit: slobmonster

Wind chimes made from bongs... sounds really nice.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 11, 2012 - 04:01pm PT


Will have some for sale for the TG event.


Good idea with the bongs. I'll have to dig them out.
boulderkitty

Trad climber
LA
Apr 11, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
Love the pink rug!

My bracelet. (please ignore my veiny hand, just got back from clim...
My bracelet. (please ignore my veiny hand, just got back from climbing...)
Credit: boulderkitty
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 11, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
Posted before.

Done by my sister of a 5.11 route Bob Williams and I did along the Deschutes River in 1979.

Credit: survival




Credit: survival





Credit: survival

Grampa

Trad climber
OC in So Cal
Apr 11, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
philo,
Is there a story behind the broken biner?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 11, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
I repurposed this old door and included a subject matter
Credit: can't say
the other side of the same door
Credit: can't say
Original art by my good friend and neighbor, Mike Cedeno
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Apr 12, 2012 - 12:19am PT
Those doors Rawk!! Very well done.....kudos to your neighbor!
Ken

Trad climber
Arroyo Grande
Apr 12, 2012 - 02:24am PT
3/16" steel dowel (5 pieces), washers, tack welds
5.9 move
5.9 move
Credit: Ken


hang em anywhere
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Apr 12, 2012 - 10:34am PT
Credit: the czar
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Apr 12, 2012 - 10:35am PT
Credit: the czar
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Apr 12, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Stout solo
Stout solo
Credit: tiki-jer
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 12, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
A biner and a stopper help keep my old tool bags functioning.

Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Apr 13, 2012 - 02:08am PT

penurn

Social climber
Gosport, Maidenhead
Apr 13, 2012 - 02:59am PT
these are really some good art in here, talk about resourcefulness! this are only some of the qualities that we should posses as climbers and that we should learn to make something of what we have especially in times of nee, this is actually the key in survival that we must first master to be able to call yourself a true climber.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Apr 13, 2012 - 11:41am PT
The door Rocks. Love the door rocks.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 13, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
thanks k-man. after trying to visualize different scenes to use on the door, juxtaposed totempole's just seemed to be the right choice. Mike is an amazing artist, he was a animator for Disney for 25 years. Now he just pursues his painting.
FTOR

Sport climber
CA
Apr 13, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
.75"-.5"
.75"-.5"
Credit: FTOR
[photo
5"
5"
Credit: FTOR
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supported a couple seasons with these
yellowdog

Sport climber
Living in St. Louis but the Blue Ridge is home
Apr 13, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Had this made for a friend's birthday:

Credit: yellowdog
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka
Apr 13, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
my penholder
photo not found
Missing photo ID#244415
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 13, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
THAT, Klaus, is THE best use for a hex I have EVER seen!
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 14, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
can't say- That door is great! I think I will steal the idea.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 14, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
The door is awesome and 'the czar's' paintings are too! Kto eto 'the czar'?

Majid and Yellowdog's jeweler need to hook up - Majid for the design end.

I need to find some longer pens and pensils so I can use my olde toob chocks on my desk.
I guess I could tie strings to them and hang them inside.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 14, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
thanks mrtropy, steal away. I'm already thinking of other spaces that would work well with this idea.

slightly off topic since it contains no climbing related stuff but it's something else he and I came up with. A bit of color and 'tude' in the front room.
rightously rad
rightously rad
Credit: can't say
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 14, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Hey, can't say, you roomin' with Weld_It now?

How was that painted?
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Apr 14, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Klaus... is the the #11 ??



I had mine sitting on the corner of my desk for years, but had to finally move it off to a shelf because I kept catching the tip of a pen/pencil and dumping the thing on the floor.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 14, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Reilly, naaaw, just a bit of S. Cal juju going on. As far as how it was painted, the letters are attached to the background with single bolts which allows the letters to be articulated in whatever orientation seemed to fit the mood. So the letters and background were painted separately and then put together.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Apr 16, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Credit: grover
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 16, 2012 - 11:47pm PT
Rock, wire, wood

stumpyelle

Trad climber
southern CA
Apr 17, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
Credit: stumpyelle
Roadstead

Sport climber
Spokane, Wash.
Apr 17, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
This is on a little piece of limestone from the Homestead AZ
This is on a little piece of limestone from the Homestead AZ
Credit: Roadstead









Ado

Trad climber
Bungendore, Australia
Apr 17, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/64426841DLRYRM

A few drawings on Webshots.
ishypuppy

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Apr 19, 2012 - 11:22am PT
A rendition of the 'endless knot'.
A rendition of the 'endless knot'.
Credit: ishypuppy
toxicmd

Sport climber
san jose, ca
Apr 21, 2012 - 03:04am PT
I made dog toys and leashes out of old climbing ropes:
The Tugger
The Tugger
Credit: toxicmd
. You can see the rest of it at www.ropes4dogs.com.
Al_T.Tude

Trad climber
Monterey, CA
Apr 25, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
Medallion for my nephew's Colorado College graduation gown with honors in Geology.
Credit: Al_T.Tude
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 25, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
Roadstead
That chalk drawing on the sandstone is cool.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 25, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Grover, OutRaGeous! Try using the "mouse's wheel" to move that up and down real fast. ExCellEnt!
matisse

climber
Apr 26, 2012 - 12:10am PT
Black Diamond
Black Diamond
Credit: matisse

Credit: matisse

Credit: matisse
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 26, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Nice use of color & sprawl, matisse.
I like ishypuupy's rug, too.


Who retires nuts, anyway? Nuts are forever.
Chugach

Trad climber
Vermont
Apr 26, 2012 - 09:29am PT
Wow Matisse, that's really good!
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 26, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Credit: boreal ninjas
matisse

climber
Apr 26, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
Thanks!
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Apr 26, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Credit: Kurt Ettinger
Roadstead

Sport climber
Spokane, Wash.
Apr 27, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Thanks GhoulweJ,

It's limestone and I etched it with a engraver.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 27, 2012 - 10:21am PT
Matisse...


Skills...
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Apr 27, 2012 - 10:37am PT
great thread!

here's more in the chair dept. these uncomfortable items knocked around our family for years until i decided to do something about retired ropes. i got the weaving info from a website, for the seats, and improvised the backs. i love the floormats people are making--that'll be for the next "retirement".

Credit: Tony Bird

back view of back weave
back view of back weave
Credit: Tony Bird

complementary colors
complementary colors
Credit: Tony Bird

weave away
weave away
Credit: Tony Bird

that seat weave rides up with the heavy ropes, so i did that knotting underneath to pull it down flat. the ropes are way more comfortable than the old paper wicker.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 27, 2012 - 11:45am PT
Cool chairs. Wish I had some that style that I could use.

Alright- I was tossing out old ropes and you guys inspired me to try my first rope rug. I used one that got passed down from Dirtineye. Sort of a memorial mat I guess. It had the prettiest colors in any case. It took forever to make it tight.


Credit: justthemaid


I used the instructions off this post on Summitpost:

http://www.summitpost.org/so-you-want-to-make-a-rope-rug-eh/263578 The guy's written instructions are a little obtuse at points, but I'm good with pictures and the photos/diagrams are good.

Not sure how most people bind the edges to keep the strands from separating when you handle it. I used fabric glue and glued all the outside edges on the backside to keep the strands in order.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Apr 27, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Thanks!

Tony B those chairs are tight!
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Apr 27, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
Nice chairs Tony. Much more artistic than my lawn chair utilitarian version.

Anyone ever made a hammock from old ropes?
AE

climber
Boulder, CO
May 1, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
NOT Piton Ron !
NOT Piton Ron !
Credit: AE

This is about a 35-year-old piece I made for my folks; came back to me after they passed away. Remember how hard it was to cut the leg-split in the Lost Arrow. I tried to emulate Roger Briggs' stemming style.
I thought lots of people would have to do this kind of thing with "obsolete" pins, not realizing they're still making the damned things.
So much for clean climbing.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
this stuff rocks, but I really like the doors, and the wind chime
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