Fig8 vs Bowline

What your instructor never taught you. Continuing your education and learning from others. Climbing safety topics and accident/incident discussions.

Knot of choice

Figure 8 - sport
28
35%
Bowline - sport
6
8%
Double Bowline - sport
10
13%
Granny - sport
0
No votes
Figure 8 - trad
32
40%
Bowline - trad
1
1%
Double Bowline - trad
3
4%
Granny - trad
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 80

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Hann
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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

Post by Hann »

Why is it called a "Locking Biner"

.... if it does not have a key, but has a gate that screws shut?

:pirat:


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Funguye
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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

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Hann wrote:Why is it called a "Locking Biner"

.... if it does not have a key, but has a gate that screws shut?

:pirat:
You into some seriously kinky shit it seems, ah well, each to his own there :P

I just like the extra security, I have to lock it else my life insurance won't pay out haha
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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

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John Long Seriously Injured in Fall

Climbing's best-known author, pioneer and original Stonemaster, John Long was seriously injured on November 29 at the Rockreation climbing gym in Los Angeles when his bowline came untied and he fell to the floor...
Long attributes the accident to pilot error, forgetting to finish his knot "I screwed up big," he says.

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