Simple physics and curve job

Hi folks. I need the rope in this file to do the following.

  1. Hang from the hook seen next to the empty in the .blend file
  2. Lay limp and hang off the cliff like physics would dictate
  3. Be threaded through a rope-climbing machine by a curve.
  4. The machine reaches the top, tilts and continues threading the rope until it hits the hook.

That’s all I need. I don’t know if you’ll use bones, skinned lines, softbodies or what, but please tell me when you do it!

The .blend file is below.

Be generous with the criticism, I want to learn from this.