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Rope heat ratings
12:56:34 PM

What kind of temperature ratings does a standard 10mm dynamic rope have?

I went climbing a few days ago, in temperatures that reached 36C. I left my rope out for an hour or two during lunch, and when I got back the sheath showed slight signs of melting around the outside.

I'm guessing it's only minor sheath damage, but don't want to take too many chances. The lesson here is don't leave your rope lying in the sun on hot days.....
1:46:59 PM
Come on! Ropes can take heaps more than sunshine (for short periods). Didn't do any super fast absails during the day. I'm pretty sure my belay device has reached > 100 degrees C when absailing on a hot day. When I've checked it the sheath has been OK. Haven't left your rope near any nasty chemicals lately. Check the core and make sure it's not lumpy. Set up a TR and have a hang on the rope to check the stretchyness of the rope (P.S. don't do this by climbing up and having a sit, just hang on it on the ground). If it's not working properly any more retire it and buy another one.
Sheath "burns" sound super dodgy to me.

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