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rainman0915


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http://www.omegapac.com/...cts_rescuesteel.html

all these are rated to 15kn at the lowest to 24kn at the highest open gate, as for major axis they are 65kn to 72kn except for those weird looking curvy ones. im no math wiz but i know thats more then 50%. and even if it was only 50% thats still way over rated for climbing.


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Steel biners are very useful for setting up ropes course stuff like high tension Zip Lines and slacklines. They are better for situations where tri-loading with heavy loads might be an issue, such as multiple pieces of webbing rapped around a tree then clipped into the biner then connected to a large truck dangling from a cliff.


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im not saying they have no use what so ever. im just saying that for regular rock climbing u really dont need them. im sure they have a million uses in rescues and industrial, but they are just even more overkill for recreational rock climbing


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rainman0915 wrote:
http://www.omegapac.com/...cts_rescuesteel.html

all these are rated to 15kn at the lowest to 24kn at the highest open gate, as for major axis they are 65kn to 72kn except for those weird looking curvy ones. im no math wiz but i know thats more then 50%. and even if it was only 50% thats still way over rated for climbing.

I'd say you're no English whiz either.


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you got that one rightWink


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aarond5 wrote:
what are the purposes of steel carabiners?
I've heard that you can't use aluminum carabiners on steel, and that you have to use a steel one. Is this true?
or is that a myth and if so what is their purpose?
Thanks

This is such a simple question. It to add a ton of extra weight to your rack so you can become a stronger climber. Kinda like lifting weights while climbing. Laugh


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I've also head that steel is good for setting top ropes so you don't get that black crap on your rope and hands.


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curt wrote:
aarond5 wrote:
what are the purposes of steel carabiners?
I've heard that you can't use aluminum carabiners on steel, and that you have to use a steel one. Is this true?

I've known a couple of people who were silly enough to clip an aluminum carabiner into a steel bolt hanger, but quite obviously, they're no longer with us. Cool

Curt

Pretty much all sport routes have steel bolt hangers on them. And quickdraws are aluminum so yes its normal practice. notice that the bolt end of quickdraws develop burrs that is because steel is harder than aluminum.


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jnorg wrote:
curt wrote:
aarond5 wrote:
what are the purposes of steel carabiners?
I've heard that you can't use aluminum carabiners on steel, and that you have to use a steel one. Is this true?

I've known a couple of people who were silly enough to clip an aluminum carabiner into a steel bolt hanger, but quite obviously, they're no longer with us. Cool

Curt

Pretty much all sport routes have steel bolt hangers on them. And quickdraws are aluminum so yes its normal practice. notice that the bolt end of quickdraws develop burrs that is because steel is harder than aluminum.


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aarond5 wrote:
what are the purposes of steel carabiners?
Thanks

Um, for stuff that aluminum carabiners are too wussy for.


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jnorg wrote:
curt wrote:
aarond5 wrote:
what are the purposes of steel carabiners?
I've heard that you can't use aluminum carabiners on steel, and that you have to use a steel one. Is this true?

I've known a couple of people who were silly enough to clip an aluminum carabiner into a steel bolt hanger, but quite obviously, they're no longer with us. Cool

Curt

Pretty much all sport routes have steel bolt hangers on them. And quickdraws are aluminum so yes its normal practice. notice that the bolt end of quickdraws develop burrs that is because steel is harder than aluminum.
+1 for a 2.75 year revive!

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