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Topic - Carabiner orientation - vertical

professionalwreckhead - on 28 Aug 2012
I did a search, but all the info I managed to find appears to be about the direction gates should face on a quickdraw.

I've got a number of slingdraws made up and had planned to put a grommit/Petzl String on the rope end to stop the crab from rotating. However, after seeing a rather unnerving video highlighting the potential dangers of using Strings with slings, I've decided to ditch the idea.

That said, I've looked down on occasions and spotted that the rope crab on a sling has rotated 180 degrees (so that the gear end is now at the rope).

Is there a higher risk of failure of I took a fall onto a crab whilst it is "upside down"?
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