/ Rope Dry Tretment Question
You can buy Nikwax rope proofing to re proof a rope but I dont think you can emulate factory dry treating which proofs all of the fibres before they are wound into a rope.
Rope proofing doesnt come cheap either. you need a lire per rope (50m)
I have used it but cant say Ive been out in wet enough conditions to notice a difference.
I would suggest you pay a bit extra in the future and get a good dry treated rope.
Have used nikwax a couple of times to reproof mammut dri treated ropes for alps and Scottish winter, as others have said its ok but not as good as manufactures original treatment.
So Wud go for dri treated ropes if buying new, its worth it.
Elsewhere on the site
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
The British climbing scene is very exciting at the moment. It is quite clear that as a sport it is developing at a rapid rate and... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more