|| “Can be used as an improvised escape from upper storeys.|
One sheet rope required per level.
Requires hammer and nails. Press 'E' to climb.”
| — In-game tooltip
A sheet rope is an item used to travel multiple storeys.
The sheet rope allows the player to descend out a window to ground level, without taking any fall damage, using 1 sheet rope per floor rappelled along with a hammer and 1 nail to secure it (regardless of the number of floors the sheet rope will cover). This means that rappelling from second floor to the ground floor would require 2 sheet ropes.
If the player does not have the "weak" trait, the player can climb up the sheet rope as well, making it an alternate entrance to your base as well as an exit. However, entering/exiting a structure by this method can be very time-consuming.
- Note: a hammer and nail must be in the player's inventory to hang a sheet rope. It's also important to note that the ground floor and top floor of a two storey house count as separate floors, so would require two sheet ropes. There has been confusion regarding this fact.
The sheet rope is one of the most useful tools in Project Zomboid; allowing the player to build a fort with only sheet rope as an entrance, meaning zombies can't climb them and get into the fortification (although it is yet to have been tested with the zombie lore that allows zombies to use doors). Instead, they have to bash down nearby doors and windows in order to enter a fort. Furthermore, they can be used as backup exits to escape in case the fort is breached.
Sheet ropes are crafted from sheets or clothing.
|| Skill Level
|| A rope made of sheet(s) that can be hung out of a window. You need one bed sheet for each story you wish to climb up or down.
|| Level 0
Sheet ropes cannot be found in the world and must be crafted.
From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Weight = 0.8,
Type = Normal,
DisplayName = Sheet Rope,
Icon = SheetRope,
Tooltip = Tooltip_SheetRope,