/ 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
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