ONLY Use mild soap and water to clean or disinfect climbing equipment. ONLY wash climbing equipment by hand and ONLY air dry. Do not use clothes washing machines or dryers, dishwashing machines, or any other type of washing machine or external heat source.
DO NOT USE:
Bleach or any product containing chlorine
Alcohol or any product containing alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide or any product containing hydrogen peroxide
Ammonia or any product containing ammonia
There is a wide variety of household and industrial cleaners and disinfectants. Do NOT use any of them to clean or disinfect climbing equipment.
Any cleaner other than mild soap and water can damage webbing, rope or other equipment. The damage may not be visible.
Damage from improper cleaning and disinfecting can be serious enough to cause ropes, harnesses, slings and webbing to fail well below the rated strength.
Improper cleaning of climbing equipment voids the warranty.
At Metolius our passion is rock climbing and our focus is designing and building the safest and best climbing gear for Big Wall, Trad, Sport, Bouldering, Mountaineering, Indoor Climbing Gyms and Training.