Rope + Dog Pee = ?

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    Nathan G

    Hi All, I hope you’re all getting some good time off to get on the walls 🙂

    My mate’s dog peed on my rope (I used to like his dog…)
    How concerned should I be about the acidity of dog pee?  We washed it within 10 seconds and I gave it a good wash when I got home (all in cool clean water and I let it dry inside out of the sun)

    Any comments would be great.  Thanks all.

    #36121 Reply

    ed nepia

    its not normal to wash your dog after peeing … its very thoughtful but probably unnecessary 🙂

    your rope will be fine as well

    #36178 Reply

    Ang

    Your rope will be fine. Not drying the rope properly is more harmful than dog piss.

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    Gareth
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    Gareth

    and from Rock and Ice

    “Powick does cite additional testing by Pit Schubert and the University of Stuttgart on ropes contaminated with human urine. A rope soaked overnight in urine saw a 30-percent reduction in the number of falls held, while a rope on which urine drops had been dribbled held 13 percent fewer falls. These results clearly show that you shouldn’t soak your cord in a tub of piss and raises the question: Just how do you go about getting a vat full of pee? Yeech!”

    http://www.rockandice.com/articles/how-to-climb/article/94-Dog-Pee-on-Climbing-Rope

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