This is hopefully a small start to capture what South Africans are out doing in the world of Alpinism and winter climbing during the past season and hopefully will galvanise more people into this fantastic and exciting element of the climbing world.
The objective was to provide all stakeholders with a helpful recommendation for the design, construction, and operation of VF/KS. In order to be able to make concrete recommendations for VF/KS construction, the following points were determined by the DAV Safety Analysis Division:
The grade debate has always been a sore subject for most. Personally, I have always put a great deal of emphasis on sending harder, climbing the next grade and pushing the limit.
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Good safe bolting requires training & experience. This is a overview, not a training manual. Find someone who has bolted some good routes to show you the finer points of bolting.
Petzl have announced a recall for replacement for all GRIGRI 2 belay devices with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 & 11166.
For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall for all Dragon Cams size 4 and 5 with turned axle bosses.
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The load carrying capacity of two different types of snap hook and quick link combination were tested on an Instron 5500 Universally testing apparatus. Load and displacement were recorded and presented on graphs. The modes of failure were also recorded.