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Apr 1, 2013, 12:00 PM

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Re: [lena_chita] Broken carabiner in a lead fall.
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lena, I am VERY glad that you are ok. The end result of this could have been a lot worse.

Over the weekend I did a route that had an 80' bolted traverse. As I sat at the belay brining across my second I got to watch the gymnastics performed by the bolt end 'biners at a few of the bolts. Although I already understood how much these things could move, I was reminded that clipping a bolt is in NO WAY a failsafe proposition. More than once I saw each of the carabiners work their way into a position that, in the event of a fall, would have probably resulted in a situation similar to what happened to you.

Thanks for posting this. It is a great reminder (or lesson for less experienced folks) that bolts can become unclipped or damage / break carabiners.

Again, glad you are OK.

edit to fix stupid typos

(This post was edited by ncrockclimber on Apr 1, 2013, 12:04 PM)

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