The intent of this project is to design a safer and/or more efficient piece of climbing equipment. Climbing equipment must always evolve to meet the needs of the climber, and those needs are constantly evolving as well. What works for climbers today may not be considered safe or efficient tomorrow, and new and improved models of current gear must constantly be in the works. And so by designing a new feature for current equipment, or by designing new equipment entirely, by the use of CAD this project hopes to stay one step ahead and anticipate the needs of a community that demands safety and efficiency. The ATC pilot was an excellent example for how a product could better fit the needs of a community and was thus deserving of a redesign.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2019


David Coleman

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Honors Program

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Applied Engineering and Technology