Hey, don't chop the rope!
Nope, that's something I'm always cautious of...I'd be screwed if I hit the rope. Have you ever seen/heard of it happening?
Fortunately not seen anyone cut the rope or known anyone who did.
Since I moved to snow work for 9 years, I've not kept track of all the new gear. But the rope still does the same job. And since seeing all the folks here on SP, I've quite a desire to return to the rock. It would be like coming full circle and reinforce my self-confidence. I've some old film slides that I must get scanned and publish here.
Yes, definitely! You should get back into rock climbing if you have a chance. And those slides would be cool to see.