I gave up climbing because of arthritis in my toes. I kept my gear thinking my sons might be interested, but they aren't.
So, I have a duffel full of 10 year old gear. It has only been top roped on, never dropped, never taken any falls, never abused, etc. etc. My rope could pass as new. (we always used my climbing partner's gear for trad.)
Can it safely be used? I'd like to sell it, just to get rid of it, but don't want to sell anything unsafe.
(Just as an aside, I figured I would have to give up XC skiing also, but that doesn't bother me. Go figure.)