Nov 4, 2001, 6:05 PM
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Carabiners that are used alot, like belaying and catching lots of lead falls for example, I'd retire after 2 years if used ALOT, and make it a leaver 'biner.
Carabiner's get messed up by being used, especially if you climb outside.
If it's just the paint, or slight scratches in the aluminum, don't worry. If it has an actually whole in it, then I MIGHT worry.