How can I reuse or recycle climbing ropes?
Last week’s post about super thick rope made me think about climbing ropes.
For safety reasons, they have to be replaced regularly – I read someone suggest they are replaced when the outer layer gets to a level of fuzziness comparable to a wool blanket or if they’ve sustained a fall – but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be used for other non-life-risking purposes.
Because they’re a thin but strong, lightweight rope, they’ll be great for a huge number of practical purposes around the home and garden – supporting tree branches, tying down roof racks, generally tying, um, things to other things…
But can they actually be recycled? They’re usually polyamide/nylon but are there any particular places that collect them for recycling?
And has anyone made any fun things with them? I wonder if they could be coiled up to make a fun basket or something… Any ideas?