Climber makes couch out of old rope (and 9 other odd uses)

What do you do when your climbing rope reaches the end of its load-bearing lifetime? You can let it take up space in storage, recycle it, or. . . like these creative climbers below, turn it into something new. The Access Fund, a national advocacy group that preserves climbing environments, recently asked its members to submit photos of old ropes put to new use. These were a few of the results. —Amy Oberbroeckling

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Handmade “rope couch” among the more creative submissions

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View from the top of a handmade rope ladder

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Dog leash

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Lounge chairs made out of old ropes? Brilliant.

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Old ropes make for a sturdy outdoor mat

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This DIY rug is dog-approved!

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Impress climber friends with a homemade wine holder

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Posted by Sean Nordquist - 04/03/2013 11:09 AM

Love the use of Dale’s Pale in the last pic there…

Posted by mohd - 04/06/2013 04:48 PM

those are new ropes ;)

Posted by Melissa Murphy - 04/14/2013 03:42 PM

thank you for featuring my couch!

Posted by Donne Milano - 04/17/2013 11:14 AM

Great idea for a post.Thank you!

Posted by Neil - 05/11/2013 06:14 PM

Any idea who made the wind holder one? It’d be great to know how to make it!

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