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Clipped bolt plate came off carrot bolt 30-Sep-2013 At 9:13:07 AM BlankSlab
On 30/09/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>yep, just about all bolt plates can come off with modern biners.
>It's a well known issue; get used to it
>You can use fat (screwgate) biners if your life depends on it. Sometimes
>you can fit 2 biners in the boltplate. Sometimes you can place a Ubolt
>They occasionally flip upside down in a fall and peel off the bolt at
>very low load; no-one has died from this yet.

Certainly something of note to the many new climbers out there assuming that bolts are "safe". I think there ae many people who wouldn't even consider the size of the biners and just clip and climb on.

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