Currently there is no way to accurately measure the lifespan of a climbing rope. A rope can be invisibly damaged after taking numerous big falls and without destroying a rope’s sheath to look at its core, there isn’t an accurate and repeatable way to determine whether it is fit for use or not.
‘LIFELINE’ is a piece of climbing equipment that measures the impact of a fall taken on a climbing rope. It is paired with an accompanying app that logs the falls and uses software to calculate the remaining lifespan of the rope before it should be retired. The product can be integrated into lead or top rope climbing for single rope setups.