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cjohns716 · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Got my first rope for Christmas and am hoping to mark it. Was curious if anyone had a designated rope marker near Boulder they'd be willing to let me borrow.

Thanks in advance

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25

Whatever you do, don't use a $1 sharpie... The dying, you would be doing.

BBQ · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 10,417

The rope marker I have used is fairly cheap and a bottle of it will last you forever assuming that you don't need to mark 100+ ropes. Be careful how you use it. Too much of the liquid in one place can make your rope stiff. But with that said, it is better to have a middle mark than not have one.

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BigNobody · · all over, mostly Utah · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 10

Sharpies are fine. Ain't died yet!

Jay Eggleston · · Denver · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 17,805

Sharpie Laundry marker

BigNobody · · all over, mostly Utah · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 10

Whats up Benji???? Err, Jay? I was waiting for the helmet lecture if he was going to use a sharpie.

Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 13,267

cjohns716...no need to borrow a rope marker. Head over to Staples, Office Deport,...and get a Sharpie Rub-a-Dub Laundry Marker. Hard to believe that a modern rope manufacturer doesn't put a middle mark on their ropes, but called Blue Water Ropes to ask about the best way to mark the middle of a climbing rope and was told to get the Sharpie Rub-a-Dub. Less than $3 for 2 markers.

Sharpie Rub-a-Dub Laundry Marker.
BigNobody · · all over, mostly Utah · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 10

God I do like a good bat shit crazy show. Thanks Benji Boy!

Jason Kim · · Encinitas, CA · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 255

Been using a regular old sharpie for many years, rope seems fine.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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