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jt512


Sep 25, 2010, 10:09 PM

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Re: [socalclimber] Rope severed by worn carabiner at RRG, climber decks
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socalclimber wrote:
First bolt, clearly worn biner with sharp edge, rope cut.

You're still not getting it. All the climber would have known is that the biner was worn. Sport climbers encounter worn biners every day. Every draw I own has a worn rope-end biner. This includes draws that are less than a year old. UNTIL THIS INCIDENT THERE HAS BEEN NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT A WORN BINER POSED A RISK OF CUTTING THE ROPE.

Based on the information that has come to light in this thread, I have probably climbed past hundreds of dangerous biners, and probably even fallen on some, without reason to believe that there was ever any danger in doing so. This isn't because I've been blissfully unaware of such dangers. On the contrary, it's because I, like many other sport climbers, have thought deeply about the issue and have concluded (perhaps wrongly) that there was no risk.

Jay


(This post was edited by jt512 on Sep 26, 2010, 4:56 AM)



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