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A climbing rope is a rope with a grapnel on the end, which can be held when climbing to improve safety.
Climbing ropes can be bought from Joshua's Climbing Shop in Slice.
Climbing ropes do not increase a player's climbing bonuses, rather, they reduce the chance that the player will fall when failing a climbing skillcheck. research If this has been marked on a page, it's because there was something that probably isn't known, that the person who edited the page thinks could be found out. Perhaps you could figure this thing out, and be famous evermore.