/ What do you do with old ropes?
Anyone know of scout groups, charities in the Bristol area who may want something like this?
I've seen some pretty cool rugs (if you can call them that) made out of retired rope. You just need to learn how to weave it together. I wouldn't be surprised if there was already a tutorial on YouTube. Good luck!
Make your own rope rug, http://www.roperugs.com/
BMC have a pilot project going on to recycle ropes. http://www.thebmc.co.uk/rope-recycling-pilot-underway
I bet these guys will appreciate extra boat rope:
(although not a Scout group, charity, etc)
Where they will be recycled and any profits donated to the BMC Access and Conservation Trust.
Ytour local sea cadet unit will almost certainly bite your hand off for them, retired climbing rope is normally great for rope work and rigging training, and handle a lot better then most rope we can get get ahold off, their are 2 units in bristol and 1 in thornbury
Great ideas everyone, thank you!
I've used older ropes I wouldn't lead on as abseil ropes and sometimes just as a bit of safety when rigging anchors for abseils.
I use old ropes, harnesses and slings for tree surgery - I don't mind about getting sap on them and they're not going to take a leader fall.
Thatll be one fit pooch running 60m of rope out :-)
I use them to add to the piles of rotting tat on varioue crags in Wales, I am selective though - I only do it where there is a reasonable walk-off path next to the abb station.
If they are really bad I'll ebay them and describe them with sayings like 'never been fallen on'
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