Accessory belt loops

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6 years 1 month ago #136752 by Davej
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I had a close call a few weeks ago when I accidentally clipped my lanyard to a NON-CLIMB RATED accessory belt loop. I have resolved to replace all such accessory loops with something else that is either climb-rated or so obviously different that no such confusion can happen again.

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6 years 1 month ago #136758 by Nimbadon
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Wow!! I bet that lifted your heart rate a bit;))
Did you notice before you committed to it?

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6 years 1 month ago #136764 by Davej
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I was already putting some weight on it when I looked down and noticed that something wasn't right. It is just stupid -- there is no good reason to have any weak belt loops. Tubular webbing is cheap and strong.

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6 years 1 month ago #136767 by Nimbadon
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What type of saddle Dave?

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6 years 1 month ago #136768 by Davej
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My saddle is a non-standard hybrid, so I can't blame the belt loops on anyone but myself.

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6 years 1 month ago #136771 by 2chops
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Glad you're still around to tell the tale. WhenvI was first learning to climb, my foreman told me to NEVER trust what you hear when clipping in. ALWAYS look and be sure of what you're clipping in to. I was doing line clearance at the time, and our saddles had steel side D's. So it was possible to hear what sounded like a good connection. But then you look at it and see your biner is not shut. Dicey stuff indeed. When I rec climb I use a Tengu. It has soft side D's and you can't hear anything when clipping in. So you have to look.

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6 years 1 month ago #136772 by Nimbadon
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I agree 2chops, always visually confirm any connection, life line or even racking gear on acc loops
Dropped gear can ruin a great day or injure your mate below

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #136774 by Davej
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Yes, I had grabbed the type of biner that I wanted and clipped it onto the lanyard without noticing that it wasn't really the intended biner. It was a spare. Also as you say my D's are metal and the accessory loop was metal so it "sounded right."
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