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Freak occurrence? Bolt plate coming off 13-Jun-2016 At 1:53:36 PM Zarb
I was climbing with a friend yesterday, fairly easy stuff on carrots. A bolt plate came off the second carrot while the quick draw was clipped to it (straight solid gate, not wire gate), and the last piece of protection was no more. He quickly clipped the third bolt and was safe, but for a few moments a fall probably would have been fatal.

We had a play around with a carrot at ground level to see what happened, and we worked out that there is a point on my carabiners (Camp Photon), where they are JUST narrow enough that when both the carabiner and bolt plate are at a perfectly combined angle, that they can slip off the carrot. I'm talking perhaps 3-4mm of space on the carabiner where this could happen, and only if it's moved in a certain way. Was this just a freak occurrence of a perfect combo of factors? Or is this something warranting climbing on a different carabiner?

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