OK, this is a multipart question:
1) The spell animate rope does not make a rope behave at all like the wonderous item Rope of Climbing, does it?
2) Is there a spell that can temporarily make a rope behave like a Rope of Climbing?
3) The reason why I ask these questions is that I wish to make a ring which:
- Has a "woven thread" design.
- Upon command the ring will uncoil and slip off, expand into a rope that behaves like a Rope of Climbing.
Ideally it'll be a rope that is animated and can do "ropey" things: snake it's way up a wall and tie on to a balcony, move along the floor and tie it's way around a bolder. If it could entangle someone like the spell animate rope can that would be a bonus, but not necessary.
However the spell "Shrink Item" doesn't work on magical items, so I can't actually shrink a Rope of Climbing? So my next thought was too permanently shrink normal rope, and coil it around a thin ring that can once a day turn a rope into a Rope of Climbing, except there isn't a spell for that as far as I can tell, and Animate rope doesn't cut it (the rope needs to be able to snake up a wall and tie its self). So is there anycway to create this ring? Or should I just make it as a self contained one off magic item?