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May 17, 2012
Quick question, for those of you that do use lockers on your draws when building anchors, do you put the lockers on the chain side or the rope side?


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TheChen
From Salem, OR
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May 17, 2012
Both Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
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May 17, 2012
I actually have two draws with small lockers on both ends that I use to make an anchor/top rope.

Doesn't hurt to be safe and you can buy smaller low cost sizes.

The I have a double length runner that I use as a "cordelette" with 3 lockers. That I use more for multipitch, but I can use it either way.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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May 17, 2012
I just use 1 draw with a locker on each side and then 1 normal draw. Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
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May 20, 2012
i use lockers for everything now. I don't even think i own non-lockers anymore. Sure they weigh a little more but who cares, gotta be careful. mitchy burks
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May 20, 2012
it's got to be hard to clip lockers when pumped and griped though. Sometimes I feel like people try to make things too safe. One draw with a locker on the rope side should be more than adequate. Martin Harris
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May 21, 2012
TheChen wrote:
Quick question, for those of you that do use lockers on your draws when building anchors, do you put the lockers on the chain side or the rope side? Thanks

The chances of you unclipping two opposed draws is ultra-small, so I would say you dont need lockers period. But that said, if you were short on lockers and wanted to use them on the anchor, the rope side should get them first.
20 kN
From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
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May 21, 2012
No lockers necessary unless you determine it's a funky setup with the possibility of something interfering with the gate.

Simply oppose two draws.
Eric G.
From Saratoga Springs, NY
Joined Apr 18, 2012
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May 21, 2012
Tristan B wrote:
I just use 1 draw with a locker on each side and then 1 normal draw.


I don't use lockers on any anchor draws but his seems like a good solution if you want a locker and have people running lead laps and TRing.
Sam Stephens
Joined Jan 20, 2010
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Jul 28, 2012
martinharris wrote:
it's got to be hard to clip lockers when pumped and griped though.

Rock Exotica makes an "ORCA" locker. Stands for Open Regular Close Auto, where you can leave it open until you open it all the way, then it locks on closing. Especially handy, but take a bit getting used to because they open by pulling up on the sleeve instead of down.
ChristopherAust
From Ohio
Joined Jul 28, 2012
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Jul 29, 2012
mitchy wrote:
i use lockers for everything now. I don't even think i own non-lockers anymore. Sure they weigh a LOT when you add them up more but who cares, gotta be careful.


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