Rope is an item used in crafting.
Rope is used to craft a lamp on pillar and log wall.
It can also be used as a means of transporting logs. Using 1 rope per log, the player can reduce the carry weight of multiple logs to one-third.
As of build 41.32 ropes can now be used as sheet ropes.
Rope is often found in hardware stores or sheds.
From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Weight = 0.3,
Type = Normal,
DisplayName = Rope,
Icon = Rope,
SurvivalGear = TRUE,