Safety Information for Caribiners (Saddle Hunting)

Hey Guys & Gals,saddle hunting tethrd ropeman 1 ascender

Here is a great resource for learning and reminding yourself of how to properly use a carabiner, what the proper way to load the carabiner, the weak spots and how to ensure the pressure is being put on the proper axis.

This fantastic guide shows the following sections:

  • The Risk of Unclipping
  • The Risk of Carabiner Breakage
  • The Risk of Breaking the Sleeve

Real-World Risk Situations

  • Opening the Gate
  • Minor Axis Loading
  • Multi-Directional Loading
  • Loading Over an Edge
  • Overloading Carabiner
  • Various Cantilever Loads
  • Pressure on the Sleeve
  • Rubbing on the Sleeve

Here is the link: 

https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/Examples-of-dangerous-carabiner-loading-?ActivityName=Mountaineering#.WBdjAxs8LYU

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