During The Lord of the Rings I've noticed that Sam Gamgee goes on about his old Gaffer talking about ropes and he gets excited when rope is mentioned. How many time throughout the three books does this trusty rope save the day?
I recall twice when it used in the book:
- To get down the cliff in the Emyn Muil. It also glowed slightly in the dark, allowing Frodo to find it after falling so you might count that separately.
- To bind Gollum after his capture.