The ends were just tucked in. It was just a fun dick move to mess with a buddy's rope. He had to untie it the next time he went climbing. I wasn't gonna do anything to it like glue them in place or sew them together.
"Make sure that the beer - four pints a week - goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop." -Winston Churchill to his Secretary of War, 1944