I'd like to learn some cool tricks that I could use on the kind of rope that's found hanging from the ceiling in schools' gymnastic halls. I've tried to search, but all I can find is tips on how to climb them. I don't have any trouble climbing ropes, but want to know what else could be done while hanging in them.

What's the right term to search for? I couldn't find it in Overcoming Gravity.

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    are you talking about "arial silks", by any chance? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_silk They're climbing a curtain (or pair of curtains), and performing acrobatic manuevers.
    – DavidR
    Sep 13, 2012 at 20:02
  • That kind of skills, except they're performed on a rope.
    – Anna
    Sep 14, 2012 at 7:22
  • In the meanwhile, try training to climb upside-down... looks pretty darn impressive. :)
    – VPeric
    Sep 14, 2012 at 8:19

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"Spanish Web" or "Corde Lisse"

There is a nice overview at this Aerial Arts FAQ.

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