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socalclimber


Sep 24, 2010, 2:52 PM

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Re: [jt512] Rope severed by worn carabiner at RRG, climber decks
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jt512 wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
You know, that might not be the worst idea in the world. If the draws are fixed, then using steel biners would last forever and not suffer this kind of wear.

Since they aren't going to carry them with them on the route, and they are going to clip and go, might just be a good idea.

I am speaking about the lower biner.

Since we are on the topic, how much wear do the top biners get from being on the bolt for years?

They get a lot, and have to be replaced regularly.

Jay

Then maybe steel biners are the way to go. I'm still astonished by a) the level of wear, and b) nobody seemed to notice it before.

Obviously people have been lowering off that thing for years. I have biners closing in on 20 years old that are worn, but no even remotely close to that.

Majid has made some very solid points here. It is unbelievable to me that nobody noticed this long ago, or did anything about it.


(This post was edited by socalclimber on Sep 24, 2010, 2:53 PM)



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