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socalclimber


Mar 9, 2011, 11:06 AM

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Re: [spikeddem] Red River Gorge -- Motherlode Accident
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The attitude of handling the grigri is correct. Just because "auto" locking devices are supposed to, does not mean they will.

Years ago I was solo aid climbing with a grigri and while I was cleaning dirt and crap out of a shallow crack. Some of it managed to lodge in the device preventing the cam from operating properly. I found this out when a piece pulled and I started sliding down the rope slowly to the backup knot.


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