|VIDEO: Carabiners and Potential Rope Damage
added Nov/2011, see all DMM news & reviews
product news by Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH
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An important consideration when using quickdraws is being totally consistent in which carabiner of the pair is used for connecting into the protection and which is used for connecting to the rope. This is because some types of protection, especially old steel pegs and steel plate bolts, can damage the inner surface of the relatively soft aluminium carabiner when loaded, leaving small rough burrs and score-marks.
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