Stepping on the Rope OK?

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Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 10, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
It's better than stepping on yer dick

And way better than stepping on your dick with crampons on.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
May 10, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
a weighted rope get stepped on.
would that be like slack lining? but more difficult?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 10, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
Actually crampons don't do anything to the dick unless you put it on the pavement and stomped the crap out of it
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 10, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
I'm not going to try to visualize that.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
May 11, 2013 - 12:30am PT
An engineering kid in one of my stats classes did a project on climbing ropes breaking. Old dirt stomped on ropes weren't significantly weaker than clean ropes, but basically every kind of knot made the ropes WAY weaker.

Climbers should step on ropes, but NEVER USE ANY KNOTS!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
May 11, 2013 - 12:40am PT
it is critical to keep the rope away from chemical contamination which makes the parking lot a band place to dump the rope

I have always heard the rope should be kept away from oil contamination.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
May 11, 2013 - 01:01am PT
how the heck would you step on a weighted rope? HUH? Never stepped on a weighted rope in 30 + years of climbing.... never seen a weighted rope get stepped on.

You have a group of climbers tied in, hanging, while they fix ropes/anchors on a steep ice/snow route, and then have a second group cross their tie in ropes, above them.

You've never experienced that, because you are a safe and careful climber.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
May 11, 2013 - 01:47am PT
step on the rope if it's on the wall at the time. It's a good cheat sport climbers use. clip your bolt, put your foot on the rope, you have a no hands rest hanging from your draw and your belayer is completely unaware of it. continue your red point.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 11, 2013 - 03:29am PT


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Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
May 11, 2013 - 08:32am PT
sometimes i swallow an end
and slowly work it thru my stomach,
digestive tract, and eventually
usually on tuesdays i pass it
out the b-side.

im like a bead on a ware,
or a tattoo on god's underdeveloped bicep.

i floss the rope in and out a couple times,
really scouring out my internal
transit system.

i've never pushed the entire 200'
down my gob, i always pull it back
up the hatch.

so one end of my rope is quite featured
with many layers of stomach acids and shite.

this is why i have to self belay,
word got out and now no one will
hold my rope, by which the way,
never yet broke.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 11, 2013 - 09:19am PT
People who get mad at you for stepping on their ropes like to manufacture drama. Period.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 10:12am PT
THIS was caused by some YAYHOO stepping on my rope!
It's not just grit and sand on the ground,
Sharp rocks are on the ground also, people.

YES, I do get pissed when someone steps on my rope.



Credit: Cosmiccragsman
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 11, 2013 - 10:34am PT
YES, I do get pissed when someone steps on my rope.


+1
I was taught and taught others to avoid steppin on a rope.

Step on a crack, break yer mothers back!
Step on a rope, don't be a dope!
Step on a dick, yer a prick!


stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 11, 2013 - 10:39am PT
It obviously wasn't an Eldo Prancer. They step on your rope verrrrry lightly.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 11, 2013 - 11:40am PT
that is completly impossible with simply stepping on an unweighted rope. You would have to weight the rope over the edge to do that. something else happened to the rope that you missed and you blamed it on the guy stepping on the rope.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
no tradman. I always check my rope as I am flaking it.
and there was no cut before the person stepped on it. he just
didn't step on it he was standing on it.


Edit: unless the climbers weight was 0lbs. There is weight on the rope if you step on it. a sharp rock on the ground cut it.
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
I never thought incidental stepping on the rope did a whole lot of damage. I always thought of it more akin to slapping someone with a glove and challenging them to a duel. Just a rude thing to do.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
I've seen a lot of impossible things happen when climbing.
That's why I am anal safety retentive when climbing.
climbrunride

Sport climber
Golf Wall, CO
May 11, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
I climbed with Cosmic once. He was very safe and aware. And fun to hang out with. I believe that he really does check his rope every time.

But someone has to play Devil's Advocate...
climbrunride

Sport climber
Golf Wall, CO
May 11, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
I was taught the rule that, if you get caught stepping on the rope, you owe the person who caught you a beer.
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