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Topic - NEWS: Worn Fixed Gear Can Cut Your Rope

UKC News - on 14 Nov 2012
Carabiner - Mammut, 3 kbIn a recent study by Mammut, tests have show that some fixed carabiners (often found on steep sport crags) can be worn in to such a shape as to cut through your climbing rope in a fall as short as 2.7 metres.

Whilst it may come as no surprise to many experienced climbers that old fixed equipment might not be very strong, a cut rope is such a potentially dangerous occurrence that we thought it worth highlighting this report.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67607

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