Bag That Rope

Are rope bags really worth it?


Are rope bags really worth it?


Absolutely. A rope bag serves several functions. It minimizes kinks because you stack the rope in the bag instead of coiling it. A rope bag is essentially a rope pack that lets you easily move your rope from route to route. A rope bag keeps your cord out of the dirt. Besides spoiling your precious cord’s cosmetics, dirt is an abrasive. Keeping your rope clean will prolong its life.


This Gear Guy question appeared in Rock and Ice issue 248 (February 2018).

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