/ HEEEELP! Just spilled coffee on my rope!
When I got Coke on mine I washed it in the washing machine. Put it in a pillowcase, and don't use detergent (perhaps run it through once empty to clear it before putting the rope in). i used the 30 degree delicates cycle.
Not really. It's coffee, what do you think it's gonna do to it? The worst result will be your rope will smell a bit of coffee, which might not even be a bad thing at all.
I hope it wasnt a good fresh blend!
Ive done this dozens of times (rope as pillow inside cramped tent, morning coffee with gloves on etc). Dont worry.
If you take yours with lots of sugar (criminal), maybe flush with water to prevent stickiness.
> Not really. It's coffee, what do you think it's gonna do to it? The worst result will be your rope will smell a bit of coffee, which might not even be a bad thing at all.
And he can have a quick suck of it before the crux. Win win!
..o0(Would a guy with the nick ice solo ever fall on his rope?)
Really does seem acid is the only thing that'll kill you're rope.
I'd wash it, then if worried take some practice lead falls a gym with some floor paddling.
Pay no attention to all the jokers with their witty remarks. They know jack 5hit. You don't have to worry about it, if it is decaff, if not then bin it.
or make you think it's a snake trying to kill you...
keep a tow rope in the back of my car ,covered in all sorts oil,dirt ,battery acid etc .does it break when towing ....absolutely not..
id have thought all the shit a rope collects on a wet damp dirty crag on a day out plus all the scraping ,pulling,throwing and stretching would be far more detrimental to its condition than a bit of coffee.
If it was sugary or milky... shame on you! But best give it a rinse to get any stickiness out of it. If it was black coffee I'd forget about it, be thankful it fell in your rope bag not your lap!
Work out how far along the rope the spill is and use it as an alternative to a centre mark.
'you're at the coffee mark, 23m left, or maybe 27, what side are you tied onto?'
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