Coiling Up a Spare Rope
by Derek Beaufoy
- Start by untangling the rope and laying it out on the floor.
- Working from the top end, make your coils fairly large. (This is so that the sally doesn’t end up in your hand more than once.)
- For each coil you make, you should give a little twist with your wrist, so that each one hangs tidily with no twists in it.
- When you get to the last yard or a bit more, make some horizontal turns around the top of the coils, and poke the tail end through between these turns and the coils. This gives you the loop at the end of the tail end to use to hang up the rope.
- Beware of hanging ropes on metal pegs. When these rust, they damage the rope. A nice wooden peg is ideal.