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comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
It's totally up to you what you do with your rope. It's a very important part of your kit so I understand your concerns. However, "Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?" The answer is, "Yes, it's safe." Some ropes come on spools (like the ropes at indoor climbing gyms) and sections are cut to desired lengths. I've had rock fall cut a rope right through almost all the way, leaving only a few strands of the core. The unaffected length of the rope was still usable. Personal opinion: I wouldn't cut it. If your climbing style changes - you never know, the extra length may come in handy. :)
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comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
There's no concern or safety issue with cutting a climbing rope in half (while it is not in use) and using the cut portions in normal climbing applications.
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