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Good pro on Upper Scout
© Mark Eddy, Mar 2019
Route: Route 2 (VD)
Camera used: Panasonic DMC-TZ100
Date taken: 31st March 2019
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How good? Potentially cross-loaded carabiner and the thread relying on a small neck of rock that looks as though it could easily fail.
John Stainforth - 07/Apr/19Report
Probably better than nothing, good try!
Stephen R Young - 08/Apr/19Report
Reasonable question John. It's rare to find threads in igneous rock and always nice when they present themselves. Just below this was a good cam and above a good nut placement, so actually the thread was an afterthought (I was just a bit excited to have found it)! Still, I was happy with this placement and it has the advantage of being multi-directional. Yes there's potential for cross-loading, but unlikely as the 'biner would more likely straighten up under load. A cross-loaded DMM Sentinal is rated to 10kn, so pretty strong. The reason for the screw gate was to help eliminate the carabiner unclipping itself from the wire.
Mark Eddy - 08/Apr/19Report
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