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Apr 17, 2016
I replaced the trigger wires on this camalot, and, as shown in the photo, one of the loops keeps popping off, usually while sitting in my pack. Any ideas on how to stop this? Maybe I got "newer style" wire for an older camalot or something?
Rock Climbing Photo: Unhooked trigger wire
Unhooked trigger wire
Optimistic
From New Paltz
Joined Aug 29, 2007
328 points
Apr 17, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Epic belay shot
Is the little tab underneat trigger bar that wire hooks to intact or is it damaged? Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
288 points
Apr 17, 2016
tape it, all of my new trigger cables do that. use gorilla tape. T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Apr 17, 2016
There is a little tab that is relatively easy to break or damage just enough to make loose. I also recommend gorilla tape. highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From Colorado
Joined Oct 29, 2012
43 points
Apr 17, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
You could apply a bit of heat to the plastic trigger where the cable hooks on and reshape it . Worked for me. Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
999 points
Apr 17, 2016
The tab is still there...
Would crimping the wires into a sort of hockey stick shape do anything?
I'll try the tape... I've actually got a C4 trigger held together with athletic tape, that's been working surprisingly well.
Thanks for the replies all!
Optimistic
From New Paltz
Joined Aug 29, 2007
328 points
Apr 17, 2016
I put the wire in the correct location under the tap and glued it is place with epoxy. climber pat
From Las Cruces, NM
Joined Feb 5, 2006
161 points
Apr 17, 2016
Zip ties do the trick


Rock Climbing Photo: Zip tie 1
Zip tie 1
John Butler
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