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Dangers of Rope Worn Carabiners

Posted on: October 8th, 2010 by Erik Lambert

Rope-worn carabiners

Serious (and dangerous) rope wear on carabiners. Image courtesy of

A Friday gear tip for you: on Monday, Black Diamond posted a must-read QC-Lab article on the dangers of rope wear to carabiners. Recent accidents have occurred in which the worn carabiner of a fixed draw has completely severed the rope, making this too important for any climber to ignore. Read the full article here, and a big thanks to the crew over at BD for posting something so important for all of us.

Climb safe this weekend!

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