It's about as long as The National Mall.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 500 ropes. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 587 ropes is 0.92 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 1.1 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 640 ropes. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 587 ropes is 0.889394 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 1.12436 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 660 ropes. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about nine-tenths as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 587 ropes is 0.889394 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 1.12436 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 660 ropes in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about three-fourths as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 587 ropes is 0.7327 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 1.365 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 801.2 ropes. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about three-fourths as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 587 ropes is 0.7315 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 1.367 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 802.5 ropes at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 587 ropes is 1.443 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 0.693 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 406.7 ropes in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 15 ropes and 19.95 ropes) in the world, having a height of 15.91 ropes.