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I was dangling on the rope at Great Falls, looking down at the sharp rocks and churning river 40ft below me.   My friend was belaying me from below, the rope tight with my weight.  The only thing keeping me from crashing down on the rocks was this rope and the little aluminum carabiner it was run through.    At this moment I couldn’t help but wonder how strong that little carabiner really was.   Do they even design them to take the weight of a big guy like me?

I did a little research and I found this nifty little video on Youtube on the making of carabiners.  After watching it, you’ll probably feel at least a little bit more confident:







Stuff I’m doing this year:

July 3-7 - Climbing Grand Teton, Jackson WY

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