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Topic - Single point of failure anchor

Kemics - on 29 Oct 2012
Is this acceptable? There's a crag near me which has a belay/lower off that is shared by lots of routes. (the anchor is a giant rock stabilisation bolt) It has an ever evolving melee of tat, tape, biners and mallions. I was thinking of ways to tidy this.

As the anchor is a thread I was thinking of threading a length of chain with an abseil ring. I was going to connect the ends with a D-ring/half circle Mallion and add two lower off rings to this (which could then be replaced if they get worn). However, this would be a single point and if any part of the chain or linkages got damaged and broke, it would be a clean 50 meter drop. Material would be Fixe A304 Stainless Steel.

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