Apr 1, 2013, 3:00 PM
Registered: Apr 6, 2006
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, 3:04 PM)