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climbrunride

Sport climber
Golf Wall, CO
May 11, 2013 - 09:45am PT
I was taught the rule that, if you get caught stepping on the rope, you owe the person who caught you a beer.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
May 11, 2013 - 09:45am PT
it's never okay to step on the rope..but it's okay to sleep on it.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 11, 2013 - 09:48am PT
That's why I am anal safety retentive when climbing.

Paging Locker,
Insert blue plug pic here.

Seriously tho,
avoid steppin on ropes and dicks, unless of course you are one.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 11, 2013 - 10:03am PT


Step on a crack, break yer mothers back!

Step on a rope, don't be a dope!

Step on YOUR OWN dick, = Instant Millionaire in the Porn Industry




EDITED:

I should clarify...

I DON'T step on OTHER PEOPLES ropes...

But I sure as hell WILL step all the fuk over my own so long as there are no SHARP OBJECTS beneath it and it is EASY enough to tell if there are...

You just LOOK...


;-)



snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
May 11, 2013 - 11:46am PT
I was taught that stepping on a rope and working dirt into it arent so bad for the rope, but the dirt in the rope then abraids the biners it runs through, potentially filing them down over time. Not a big deal if you clean your rope and inspect your gear.

Although if you are wearing street shoes you may very well have petrochemicals from the road. Paranoid? perhaps. But it is the one part of the system that isnt redundant....
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 11, 2013 - 11:59am PT
It also depends on how long you want to keep you rope.

Grit gets into everything.

A little grit goes a long way.

It is amazing what grit can cut through.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 11, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
I've always considered it bad form, at the least, to step on a rope,
especially when wearing crampons. But I was also too cheap to retire
one after doing so. Besides, climbing is all about worrying, isn't it?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 11, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
hey there all, say, this is an interesting share...


*did not know there were old-wives tales, as to ropes, :)
(course old-wives tales find a way to fit in, everywhere) ;)


carry on... as you carry your ropes into the future, to be the 'best that they can be'...

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 11, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
That is a repetitve wear mark as in rope rubbing ona sharp edge. ever try to cut an unweighted rope with a sharp knife? ever run over a rope with logging chains? i have wrecked enough rope to be highly doubtfull that a casual standing on a rope would do that. 10 min of purposfully grinding the rope against a sharp rock with your foot with the intent of doing the dammage possibly but a casual step on the rope no effin way. If ropes got coreshots that easy i would have to buy a new rope every week...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 11, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
there is a common sense aspect to this. if the rope is on the sharpest rock you have ever seen find a better place to stack it or do not stand on it. If it's laying in the sand and your buddy steps on it and you yell at him you are just being an ass.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
You are right it is a repetitive wear mark from rubbing on a sharp rock.
ON THE GROUND.
As I said trad, I flaked the rope and checked it, and I was then getting my gear ready to lead and I saw him standing on the rope. After I told him to get off the fukking rope I checked it again and found the small hole in the rope, and the sharp rock that made it embedded in the ground.
As for the more frayed look, I still use it as a TR rope on some small crags in the area.
Don't tell me what happened. I was there and you were not!
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 11, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
If that was wear from repetitive use there would be wear marks all around the cut, but there are none. On top of that the rope does not look new but I see very little fraying.
I believe Cosmic.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
And the person that was standing on my rope was an ASS also.

Go ahead, treat your gear like sh#t but don't treat mine that way and you won't get yelled at.

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 11, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Cosmic, My apologys. the photo was aparently taken after the core shot got worn. it did not look like a fresh core shot to me. I have wrecked and broken a ton of retired climbing rope and it has been a great learning experience. (I do know what a fresh and an old core shot look like) I routinely log with retired rope. i know it is not ideal because of the stretch but I always have it on hand and its good for my head to drag a 60t tall 12" diameter oak out of the woods with a rope that I have retired.

I do not treat my in service ropes like sh#t but I am not all uptight about dirt and stepping. My ropes wear out from climbing miles and falls logged long before they have any kind of chance to suffer from dirt. If someone does step on the rope I nicely and calmly tell them that it is not a big deal but it is better if they do not do it. I am hyper aware of car trunks with jumper cables in them, any work gloves that have been under the hood of the truck and that kind of stuff. a bit of dirt however is not an issue. Quite a few times I have seen someone bark at a newb for stepping on the rope and 99% of the time it looks and sounds like chest puffing ego strokeing BS.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 11, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
My gear has lots of sand packed in it....
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
May 11, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Just don't POOP on yer rope!!!!!

YER



















GUNNA

















DIE!!!!''
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 11, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Apology accepted, Tradman.

sure one time stepping on a rope, may not be harmfull,
but, if you take the do not step on the rope rule out everyone will be stepping on it and I guarentee your rope will wear out faster.
The rope gets enough wear as it is, when you are climbing.

And, It's just common courtesy to RESPECT other peoples gear.






" Quite a few times I have seen someone bark at a newb for stepping on the rope and 99% of the time it looks and sounds like chest puffing ego strokeing BS."




And sometimes people are so dense that talking to them nicely
goes in one ear and out the other.

:)
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 11, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
I first started playing with ropes in the army.

They would yell at you and make you do pushups if you stepped on one.

I don't step on ropes anymore.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 11, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Army likes to yell a LOT! train harder not smarter... Oh wait, that's the Marines;)
jfs

Trad climber
Upper Leftish
May 11, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT

May 10, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
actually crampons don't do anything to the rope unless you put it on the pavement and stomped the crap out of it. crampons on snow does absolutly zero damage to a rope.
Guffaw!!!

wait...I think he's serious...

What I mean to say is...this is erroneous information.
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