While ropes normally get bunged up (resulting in a core shot, resulting in two shorter ropes), it is also possible to not bung it up and just plain wear it out. The rope pictured here was slated for retirement after this canyon. And this proved to be the case as the rope cut on a sharp edge, and our friend Chris Hood took a long fall into a pool without consequences, miraculously. This is too far. If your rope even STARTS looking like this far gone, throw it away.