Buying Rope in Australia


Rope on beach
Rope on the beach. Photo by René Ehrhardt.
For a while now I've been using thick rope for climbing, pulling and lifting in a number of ways. It's an incredibly versatile item.

However, ropes don't last forever and this one's enjoying its final days in the sun. Time to go shopping.

This is where the fun begins. As the original supplier no longer exists, I'm on the lookout for a replacement (preferably fairly local - rope isn't exactly light). Is anyone here aware of a rope supplier - able to provide larger (2" or so) manila rope - based in Australia?


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