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Rock Climbing Photo: An MHE hanger similar to an Ed Leeper design. It s...
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By Internet Hardman
From: EARTH
Feb 24, 2016
Was that the one on bolt 3? That thing has caught some whips!
By Salamanizer
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From: Vacaville Ca.
Feb 26, 2016
Those hangers are bomber, the bolts they were installed with are generally the weak points. That one still looks to be in decent shape. People tend to be afraid of them because of the mild surface rust and they look like Leepers.

That one looks like it's taken some whips!
By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Feb 27, 2016
Yes, bolt 3. The crux bolt. I saw it catch a few falls, so I guess it could be physically bomber, but it's psychologically mank. I think it's the same alloy steel (chromoly steel) that is used for cam hooks. A very hard steel that allows for high strength in a thin material, so probably more brittle than CS or 304 in its failure mode (not saying ~20 kN would ever come close to being placed on it). It's a mean/funny trick to remember for any developers out there...if you want to make a crux harder than it really is, or scare people away from leading a route, use one of these.
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An MHE hanger similar to an Ed Leeper design. It spent 19 years in the wild. It was installed around February 1997 and removed in February 2016.

Submitted By: Aaron Formella on Feb 23, 2016
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