Sheet Rope

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Sheet Rope
Sheet Rope
Sheet Rope
Category Item
Heavy Load
Function Travel multiple storeys
Technical details
Base ID Base.SheetRope
“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.

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. 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. Adding on to this, a sledgehammer can be used to demolish stairs, meaning the player is inaccessible from zombies. Be careful though, as zombies are capable of destroying the sheet ropes, so making sure there is more than one is a good idea. A sheet rope will not disappear or be destroyed if the window is closed.


Sheet ropes are crafted from sheets or clothing.

Product XP Gained Skill(s) Recipe Ingredient 1
Sheet Rope
Sheet Rope x1
none Smallsheet.png
Skirt x1


Sheet ropes cannot be found in the world and must be crafted.


From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 41.39
	item SheetRope
		Weight		= 0.8,
		Type		= Normal,
		DisplayName	= Sheet Rope,
		Icon		= SheetRope,
		Tooltip		= Tooltip_SheetRope,

See also