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    Peter Buzzacott

    I just got back from the Nullarbor and my gear is now all red with dust. I’ll wash the rope in a large front loader, but am also contemplating giving my hardware a wash in clean water, followed by a light squirt of WD40 and a good wipe down with rags afterwards. My understanding is that petrochemicals in general are harmless to rope but when I am next using this kit in the rain it is possible any tiny residual droplets of WD40 could wash down from the carabiner gate hinge onto the rope.

    Thoughts anyone?

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    Peter Buzzacott

    Okay, the crabs are all clean and lubed-up.

    I gave them a good wipe down and am also reassured by these ‘pilot’ data:

    PS: I’ll be at Mountain Quarry on Sunday, on a deep purple 10.5mm Edelrid static rope. Come over and say hi if you recognise it.

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