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speffers


Nov 23, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Broken anchor carabiner on K-2 in LA (not the real K2)  (North_America: United_States: California: Los_Angeles_County: Malibu_Creek_State_Park)
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Climbed there yesterday and broke the fixed carabiner on the 2 bolt of K-2. The carabiner was deaply worn and the nose broke off with moderate hand pressure. Unfortunately the anchor requires a wrench to replace the carabiner so I could not install a new carabiner. The other bolt is still good, and the broken bolt can be girth hitched.

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Nov 24, 2010, 3:24 PM
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speffers wrote:
Climbed there yesterday and broke the fixed carabiner on the 2 bolt of K-2. The carabiner was deaply worn and the nose broke off with moderate hand pressure. Unfortunately the anchor requires a wrench to replace the carabiner so I could not install a new carabiner. The other bolt is still good, and the broken bolt can be girth hitched.

HOLY SHIT! Hand pressure?!?!


speffers


Nov 24, 2010, 3:31 PM
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Yeah. The basket was heavily worn so I opened the gate, pulled on the nose and it broke right off. The carabiner had about 1/8" of thickness left.


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Nov 24, 2010, 5:04 PM
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you should at least change the title to K2 in los angeles. I thought you did this in real K2 but then you would not be here.

any photos from this broken biner in LA k2?


milesenoell


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speffers wrote:
Climbed there yesterday and broke the fixed carabiner on the 2 bolt of K-2. The carabiner was deaply worn and the nose broke off with moderate hand pressure. Unfortunately the anchor requires a wrench to replace the carabiner so I could not install a new carabiner. The other bolt is still good, and the broken bolt can be girth hitched.



Hey, at least this one doesn't appear to have been sharp like some of the others.

Seriously though, these ridiculously weakened pieces of fixed gear are no longer coming across as "the most worn piece I've ever seen!", and are now just a friendly reminder to watch out. That's kinda spooky.


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milesenoell wrote:
speffers wrote:
Climbed there yesterday and broke the fixed carabiner on the 2 bolt of K-2. The carabiner was deaply worn and the nose broke off with moderate hand pressure. Unfortunately the anchor requires a wrench to replace the carabiner so I could not install a new carabiner. The other bolt is still good, and the broken bolt can be girth hitched.

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Hey, at least this one doesn't appear to have been sharp like some of the others.

Seriously though, these ridiculously weakened pieces of fixed gear are no longer coming across as "the most worn piece I've ever seen!", and are now just a friendly reminder to watch out. That's kinda spooky.

please

do not even replace it. these sort of clip and go mentality kills people. this time you were lucky, next time someone will die because of another worn out biner.


speffers


Nov 24, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Well, as it is it's not safe. The girth hitch is iffy, and when you clean and rap you can't use a girth hitch so you have to rap on the one bolt.

It should probably be replaced with a hanger & steel rap ring so you can rap on two bolts, or a steel quick clip if convenience is desired.


mckbill


Nov 25, 2010, 6:59 AM
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Weld_it (from supertac0) should be all over this.

Sounds like rad training for the real K2.


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