In 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.
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