It did do the job I wanted, The pale blue indoor Beal rope that had started looking and feeling more 'special forces' came up a treat. I held off this review in order to have the time to see if it felt the same to climb with. It was fine. Takes a while to dry the rope but I will be happy to clean any rope with this cleaner in future. I wish I had a rope brush, but they had sold out when I ordered the cleaner.