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would you climb on these
© cheek to the rock
I did do! They were, well... better than nothing.
Mick Ward - 03/Sep/13
The guy selling them on ebay said they shouldnt be used for climb as they were antique,Im gonna test my weight on um...then away we go lol.If my post,s stop you know they failed:)
cheek to the rock - 03/Sep/13
Considering what climbing gear is actually for - stopping us hitting the ground - I'd just bite the bullet and spend the money on a new set of wires myself. Weighing up the potential damage caused by, and the likelihood of an old wire with an uncertain history snapping, against the cost of new, rated equipment seems like a no-brainer to me.
I have a handful of similar pieces that I keep for purely historical interest.
Potentially they are as strong now as the day they were made (although as a previous comment has pointed out; that may not count for much) - check the integrity of the wire all the way around the loop, do the best you can to check for wear/rust/degradation of the join.
jayjackson - 04/Sep/13
I'd climb on them, but I would try very hard not to fall on them.
cuppatea - 04/Sep/13
Tbh, I bet they're fine, as long as the wire's not fraying. Maybe I only think this cause I've got a couple of similar wires on my rack....
Matt Vigg - 06/Sep/13
Compared to the gear we climbed on in the 50's, these look positively bomb -proof!
Tony Stead - 09/Sep/13
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What's wrong with them?
jcw - 14/Jan/14