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Cam failure discussion 22-Apr-2015 At 3:21:21 PM Markg
On 21/04/2015 Wendy wrote:
>Just run a few examples by me again? I can't remember ever actually taking
>a big winger at Frog, but this theory about friction apparantly applies
>regardless of the force. If it's going to go, it'll go with a tug as much
>as a fall. Which I assume is the reason for thinking a tug is a somehow
>sufficient test as well. In the light of that, I have slumped onto plenty
>of gear at Frog. None of them moved.

9 Years ago at Frog I helped pack some one out from a ground fall on Resurrection Corner. Climber had made the ledge about 6m up. He plugged 2 cams and gave them a tug to test them. He then started to move up, got equal with the second piece and couldn't figure out the move. He down climbed to the ledge and leaned back to get a better view of where to go. Both pieces skated out ending with him 10m down in the scree. Most of the time cams are good at Frog but even now I'd rather slum on passive gear than a cam out there.

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