RUST Rope falls into the component category of items. These components are used in the creation of multi-tiered items, as well as recycle fodder for players to obtain game building and crafting resources as well as Scrap.
Rope is lootable from an assortment of low-to-mid-tier crates and barrels, as well as being dropped by some scientist types. It may also be purchased directly from the Outpost monument for 30 Cloth.
Probably one of the most underrated components as far as direct impact, the rope is actually one of the most versatile components available in RUST. Aside from its utility in crafting the Wooden Armor set, rope is also used in fashioning arguably one of the most used items in the game for PVP and all-around utility; Wooden Ladders.
In the early game, the rope component is also instrumental in crafting the best primitive weapons such as Crossbows and Compound Bows, as well as primitive raid supplies like Satchel Charges.
With regards to their recycle yield, rope demonstrates its versatility again by being a premier provider of cloth. It is common practice to purchase Tactical Gloves from the Outpost monument at any point in the game to more easily acquire large amounts of Sewing Kits, either for them at face value or to be further recycled for rope and cloth.