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How do I coil a climbing rope?

There are lots of methods for coiling a rope. We'll just share a few of our favorites.

When coiling a rope to hike with, use the single strand backpack coil:

When coiling a rope to toss out for rappel, make arm length coils in your hand:

In high winds, stack the rope over your anchor tether and transfer the coils into a saddlebag:

When shuffling between routes at the crag, flake the rope in a bag or into a tarp and just carry that:


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