Rope Washer by CMI
Rope Washer by CMI, up to 1/2", 5/8"
Cmi Rope Washer 1/2" These Rope Washers Allow You To Wash Your Rope In An Easy And Convenient Manner. High Pressure, Spiraling Water Surrounds The Rope Allowing A Thorough Cleaning. The No. 1 Will Accommodate Ropes Up To 1/2" (12mm) And The No. 2 Will Accommodate Ropes up to 5/8" (3/4" rope will work with a little help) These Rope Washers Allow You To Wash Your Rope In An Easy And Convenient Manner. High Pressure, Spiraling Water Surrounds The Rope Allowing A Thorough Cleaning. Climbing > Ropes: Cmi rope washer
The unique flow pattern created by CMI's exclusive ducting creates a spiraling, multi-jetting flow pattern that lifts dirt and contaminants out of rope better than conventional designs. Constructed from tough PVC, CMI's rope washer attaches to any standard spigot or garden hose.
Small - Up to 1/2" rope - $45.00
Large - Up to 5/8" rope -$48.00
Washing Your Rope
When your rope gets dirty, wash it. Washing your rope increases its life by getting abrasive dust out of the sheath. It also helps the handling of the rope. If you climb a lot, aluminum oxide is deposited on a rope's sheath from running through all those aluminum carabiners. Your hands will get filthy black just belaying. Regular washing helps alleviate that black-hand syndrome.
How to Wash a Rope
To wash a rope, flake the rope out on a clean floor/tarp. Take one end of the rope and feed it into the rope washer make sure you are going the way the arrow indicates. Turn the water on. run the rope back and forth in 8" - 12" lengths several times. Move to the next section and repeat process utill the entire rope has been run through the washer. Afterwards, I take it out and drape it loosely in a washbasket and let it air dry in a cool dark place for a few days. Don't put it in sunlight to dry. Some folks use a mild non-detergent soap to wash their rope. The detergent can be applied by soaking the rope in a tub with water and mild detergent. Stir it around for a few minutes. Then run the rope through the rope washer as described. This will rinse the dirt and detergent from the rope.