Like an idiot, I left a bag with a 50m length of semi-static (SRT type) rope behind my garage for a month. It's got, wet and is still a bit damp and a bit black moldy. I just use it for rigging top ropes and stuff like that.
Recommendations for cleaning it? Is low concentration disinfectant a really bad idea?
In reply to Jonny2vests:
I'd probably wash it in the machine with soap flakes too.
(And wouldn't entirely rule out binning it, depending on how it comes out.)
Soap flakes don't dissolve particularly well in cool water, so I generally stir them into about 1/2 pint of boiling water until they're completely dissolved then chuck the solution directly into the drum before loading the machine.
In reply to Steve Clark: I do quite a bit of caving and I wouldn't be in the slightest bit concerned about it. Ropes are often left in situ underground for years in very wet/damp conditions. na bother youth.