Wash Your Climbing Ropes
Before washing, tie rope into a Daisy Chain to minimize kinking and tangles. Double the rope by bringing both ends together. Tie in a knot, leaving the loose ends in a short tail.
To make the first chain, loop the rope as if you were making an overhand knot.
Reach your free hand down through the loop and pull the rope partially through. This is the start of your second chain “link”. Continue to pull the remaining rope through each successive loop until you reach the end.
Add gentle detergent, such as ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner to empty washer. Use the medium water setting (10 gallons). Wash the daisy chained rope using the delicate cycle and cold water. Hang or lay flat to dry. It may take as long as 48 hours to fully dry.
Originally Published: May 19, 2012