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Rope fray at both ends...

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wish1111 · · Bend, Or · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

Rope has some fraying going at both ends at 20 feet. Any reason this might be??? The core isn't showing but it seems to be getting worse. I use the rope for trad leads. Any input would be cool.

Brian H · · Anchorage ak · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 30

Hard to know without seeing it or knowing age, abuse, etc. If you're not too sure maybe just retire it or find someone to inspect it who knows their stuff. Most wear is on the ends and some people just cut it off and use them in the gym if the rest of the rope has life.

ViperScale . · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 235

Depends on what you mean but it is pretty common for a rope with alot of use to get some fuzz on it. I normally don't worry about it unless I can see the core or you fold the rope over and it doesn't give a nice firm rounded loop on it. All ropes are different good to see how it folds over when you first get it so you know what it should look like to compare to later.

wish1111 · · Bend, Or · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

Thanks guys for the feed back. The rope is a 70m. It's about 2 years old. I will most likely end up cutting it because it will only take about 20ft off the rope.

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