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Rock Climbing Photo: This is why you use your own anchors for top ropin...
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By slim
Aug 29, 2011
this is a good photo of why i call BS when people claim that TR/lowering through the rings is ok and that the rings won't wear a groove because they "rotate". top of incredible handcrack?
By Jason S.
From: Durango, Co
Aug 30, 2011
Yep, top of IHC. I have seen 15 or 20 kids (camp?) top roping thru the chains on this route before. I guess the counselor/guide didn't want to climb it again to clean and rap. Super weak. We climbed after them, and it looked like a massacre happened under the bulge, blood everywhere!
By slim
Aug 31, 2011
several years ago i replaced some hardware on this route. when i returned about a month later the hardware looked like your photo.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Aug 4, 2013
The rings are supposed to rotate (on their own) and wear evenly. It's no wonder, step onto a climbing gym and see all the automatons being trained to drop the rope directly into the anchors and/or TR on the anchors.
By Chase Shimmin
Oct 8, 2016
It's a nice example of spontaneous symmetry breaking:
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This is why you use your own anchors for top roping! Also a good reminder to rotate rap rings.

Submitted By: Jason S. on Aug 28, 2011
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