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Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Tether attachment clips.

My bias

Gibb, Wichard or similar dual action attachments for jacklines, U bolts. I will not use simple gate clips.

Yes, locking biners are a must at the jackline or u-bolt end. The CE standard includes a test procedure where the biner is rotated through certain arcs on 2 different sized u-bolts. It is very sobering to see just how easily a plain wire gate biner will unclip from a u-bolt; plain biners generally fail on the first rotation.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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