Your climbing rope isn’t going to last forever, but how do you know when it’s time to retire it from use?
You should inspect it regularly to check for signs of wear and damage. If you see fuzzy spots, flat spots or any cuts or severe fraying, then it’s probably time to think about retiring your rope from use and replacing it with a new one.
It can be hard to know exactly when a rope is damaged to the point of being unsafe to use, but if you have any doubts, it’s better to be safe than to place yourself in danger. [Read more…] about Climbing Safety: When is The Best Time to Retire Your Climbing Rope?