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Rope Silo

Rope Silo

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rope Silo

Manufacturer: Imlay Canyon Gear

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Page By: Augie Medina

Created/Edited: Feb 8, 2008 / Feb 8, 2008

Object ID: 4743

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Product Description

This is a rope bag especially designed for canyoneering. The bag’s features facilitate effective rope management in the canyons. It allows the canyoneer to handle just the part of the rope she needs and to keep the rest in the bag. A stiff rim and foam-padded sides make loading the rope easy and two tie-in options allow flexibility in technique. A shoulder strap and two handles make the bag easy to carry.

Product Features


Small: for 60m x 8mm rope or smaller.
Medium: for 100m x 8mm rope or 60m x 9mm rope
Large: for 60m x 10.5mm rope or larger


Small: 18 oz. (510 g)
Medium: 20 oz. (570 g)
Large: 22 oz. (625 g)

Stiff, wire reinforced rim

Flotation foam on 3 sides is sufficient to float most ropes

Flow through mesh sides and top allow water to flow through the bag

A ½ inch bottom grommet allows tying the rope through the bottom

Two interior tie-in points

Adjustable shoulder strap

Two easy-to-grab handles

Retail price: $54.95



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Augie MedinaDon't Leave Without It

Voted 5/5

I have the medium Rope Silo. Sure beats coiling the rope each time. The stiff rim and foam works well to provide a fixed shape for easy loading. Just tie the bottom end of the rope to the bottom tie-in point with a bowline or other secure knot and start stacking the rope into the Silo. Tie off the top end of the rope to one of the handles.

The only thing you have to watch out for on long rappels when hanging the Silo from your harness is the rope coming out of the bag with kinks.
Posted Feb 8, 2008 4:29 pm

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