/ Slightly moldy rope....
Recommendations for cleaning it? Is low concentration disinfectant a really bad idea?
Seriously? I'm not a caver, but it's a caving rope and I figured this would happen a lot in normal use.
Wash it with a little non bio detergent in the washing machine at 30 or 40 degrees. I usually daisy chain a rope first.
Hang it to air dry.
Soap flakes from wilkos and a gentle machine wash. A beal rope brush is a good investment too. Don't bin it.
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.
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