Daniel H. Bryant wrote:Thanks for replacing the perma-gear. The gouge in the quick link would suggest some serious falls/usage...which raises concern about the bolt in the wall.
Perhaps the bolt might be weakened, but I would guess not, even with the high useage. There's a good amount of rope out at that point so the fall factor is rather low.
I'd say the wear is caused by the leaders swinging back and forth under the roof after falling, and the sharp edges of the bolt hanger, which is a lot harder than the quick-link steel. Good thing it's not an aluminum biner up there!