/ Belay device question
I was climbing today and my partner noticed that my ATC XP had a sharp edge just inside the slot the rope runs in. I have a feeling it was caused by the carbiner bashing against it because its not the direction the rope running through it would cause. However I can't see how a carbiner would casue what happened here.
Its only a small burr so would I be alright just filing it down till its smooth or do I need to buy a new one.
No-one can really answer that without seeing it, but it's almost certainly safe to file it smooth.
There is a line around the inside of the slots from a slight mismatch on the forging tools, itīs visually annoying but doesnīt have any effect (apart from making one wonder over the current quality of the newer ATC XP compared to the earlier versions).
cheers for the help. will probably just file/sandpaper it down but keep a close eye on it and of it happens again I'll get a new one
Elsewhere on the site
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more
The B.D.V. — short for Black Diamond Vertical — jacket and pants are Black Diamond’s most versatile climbing... Read more
In tonight's Friday Night Video, we see Alex Honnold soloing Heaven 5.12d in Yosemite Valley. The route starts 3000ft above the... Read more
October 21, 2014 – Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the apparel and textile industry,... Read more
This streamlined, midweight thermal layer has an incredibly speedy moisture wicking ability and dries ultra fast if it gets... Read more