Trango Cord Trapper Rope Tarp

A simple rope tarp.

Trango designed its Cord Trapper Rope Tarp to keep your rope safe, clean, compact, and free from tangles while it's in your pack. Its simple design reduces weight, bulk, and price compared to rope bags. Just roll this tarp up, tighten the strap, and slide it into your pack for a clean and efficient way to get to the crag. 

  • 4ft x 5ft tarp
  • single-buckle closure
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Great rope tarp

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Keeps rope clean, rolls nicely with 2 tie offs for the ends of rope, and the outer strap keeps it nice and tight. Material has held up to some abuse and seems durable.

Decent rope tarp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a nice rope tarp, a serious upgrade from a basic tarp I was using prior! It is a nice tarp for throwing your rope in if you carry your rope to the crag in your backpack, also very nice for easy gym use.

Rope Tarp

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Keeps the rope neat and no need for another bag.

Just what I needed

    Being a person who typically drapes the rope between the main compartment and brain sack of my backpack this thing is perfect. I really like that it's not a sack with a bunch of straps that get in the way. This is a simple product with a simple task that meets its design basis. Hope this helps

    Expectation, expected

      Works for exactly as needed

      Does the job

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I purchased this tarp because I wanted a smaller and lighter option to the traditional rope bag. This tarp packs down really small and weighs almost nothing. I love the straps on it too which allow me to wrap my rope into it and cinch it down.

      Just enough

        I got this for putting my rope in my crag bag. It keeps things more organized and the red and green loops are nice for managing ends (green is go, red is dead). It's large surface area keeps your rope out of the dirt, sand, water, pudding, etc.

        Well worth the money

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I just got into climbing and love this rope tarp.

        Good Stuff

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Packs a rope easily and easy to flake a rope on it. Just wish it was easier to carry around- if you don't have a bag to carry it in, it's like carrying a giant football to the crag. Does a great job though

        Simple & Effective

          Throw your rope bag out and get the Trapper. Trango had the right idea with this tarp and has saved me tons of time and hassle. The green and red loops make it easy to get your rope situated and gives you confidence when moving from wall-to-wall. The material is durable and when fully spread out, this tarp offers more than enough space to keep your rope organized. When it's time to stack and pack, the single strap helps keeps everything together and can easily be slid into a backpack or over your shoulders. You can't beat the price either!

          Not all tarps are created equal

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I didn't think that one tarp could really be that superior to other tarps but Trango nailed it. This tarp is so simple but so genius. I would definitely say this is an essential for keeping your tarp clean and organized.

          Great Solution

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I was sick of carrying around a rope bag and started stuffing my rope bag into my backpack. I then realized that it was taking up more room than needed. Then I found this tarp. A great solution

          Works Fine & Looks Good

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          I haven't used it too much but it is just as functional as any other rope trap on the market. It has the regular tie in points inside and has a nice large footprint when laid flat so you shouldn't worry about your rope touching the dirt. I did find it's closure system to keep everything wrapped a little annoying but it works and certainly keeps the rope bundled without pinching the rope.

          Great rope bag

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I've bought a couple of rope bags but I don't like to have to carry multiple bags on the hike out. This is perfect to wrap up the rope and shove in my pack. It has the ties so you don't have to flake the rope all the time. Great alternative to a real bag.

          Much better than a bag!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Big fan of this Tarp! It folds out plenty wide to keep your rope clean, but also wraps up tightly to keep your rope as condense as possible for the hike out. The metal latches and straps do a great job keeping the burrito wrap tight. It is a perfectly simple accessory to have at the crag.

          Awesomely Simple

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I love this thing. It's particularly great for the gym, where you don't really need a fully featured rope bag. It packs the rope neatly, and is easy to use. The tarp size is more generous than you get with a typical rope bag, which is really nice for dragging the rope about from route to route.

          It's a Burrito!

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          A great alternative to a rope bag. The tarp has a green and red loop for tying off the ends of your rope. That way, you know which end to pull from so the rope doesn't get tangled. Just flake the rope out onto the tarp, tie off the ends, and roll it up like a burrito. The only thing that would make this easier and a better product, would be two additional straps that run across the tarp so when you roll it up with a rope in it, the sides don't unfold as you roll. But that's a small gripe.

          The straps seem to be strong and the metal hook buckles do their job.

          I simply roll it all up and throw it in the bottom of my backpack. Easy.

          Simple solution

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          The Trango Rope Tarp provides a low profile rope "bag" which is easy to use and prevents the normal obligatory pre-climb flake out. It works best when shoved to the bottom of a pack or or in a larger duffle. It doesn't have shoulder straps, but its not meant to be a stand alone rope bag and adding them would increase the size and weight profile of the tarp. Overall this is a great product for those with a large enough pack to accommodate their rope or who lead a lot in the gym and don't have to carry their rope over long distances to get to the crag.

          Perfect Bag for the Gym

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I am at my climbing gym at least 3 days a week, and there are lead climbs all over the gym, so I need to get my rope from one are to the next quickly. This is the perfect bag for that (or if you need a minimal tarp for outside.

          I flake the rope at the end of the session, tie in the two points, roll it like a burrito, and then head home, then next time I am in the gym, I just unroll it and the rope is good to go. When I am done with a climb, I flake the rope back on to the tarp and drag it to another area.

          Unlike when I am coiling my friend's rope or picking up a big pile, there is never an issue of having to reflake the rope out.

          Nice minimalist tarp

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I was tired of dragging my friend's rope across roots and sticks while cragging, and since he refused to buy a rope bag, I got him this tarp.

          The tarp does a great job at its basic feature, which is keeping your rope off the ground and letting you move it around easily while being light and simple.

          Colored tie-in loops for the ends
          Straps let you cinch up your rope burrito
          Super light and minimal
          Cheap but does a great job!

          Straps could be better: they could be spaced wider to capture bulky ropes better, and the buckles are not very smooth
          The "proper burrito roll-up technique" seems inobvious---I can't seem to get it on the first try.

          For the price, this thing does an awesome job.