A rope bag allows you to transport your rope from your home to the climbing site easily. It also keeps your rope clean and tucked away neatly when it is not in use. While you can buy your own rope bag, it is also possible to make your own if you have some prior sewing experience. A personalised rope bag is significantly cheaper, and it can also be tailored to your tastes.
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Things you need
- One yard of 45-inch wide nylon pack cloth
- Two-foot long separating zipper
- Two 1-yard long webbing straps with side release buckles
- Large safety pin
- Thick cord
- Drawstring toggles.
Cut a rectangle of nylon pack cord that is 24 inches wide and 45 inches long.
Hem the two shorter ends by turning them down twice and stitching them flat with needles and thread.
Sew a separating zipper to either short side of the rectangle. This allows you to zip the rope bag into a tube, though at the moment, you should leave it flat.
Fold the rectangle in half, the outside part of the bag facing out.
Mark the point 10 inches down from top of the fold and the point 10 inches up from the bottom of the fold with a pencil.
Unfold the rectangle.
Sew the midpoint of two 1-yard-long webbing straps with side release buckles to the points indicated by your pencil marks. These straps allow you to cinch your bag tight, so the straps should be oriented parallel to the long edge of your rectangle.
Turn the longer edges of the rectangle down by 1 inch twice and sew them flat. This creates two tubes running along the top and bottom.
Thread five-foot lengths of cord through the tubes you created by attaching a safety pin through one end of the cord and pushing the safety pin through the tube.
Push both ends of one cord through the opening in a drawstring toggle and knot the two ends together. Do the same for the other cord.
Use the bag by putting the rope in the bag, zipping up the sides, cinching the cords with the drawstring toggles and drawing the nylon webbing tight through the side release buckles.
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