Is it dangerous to have rubber stoppers on open sling quickdraws?

Is it dangerous to have rubber stoppers on open sling quickdraws?

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By Rodney Katelyn | Aug 12th 2015 |
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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 25th 2015
Hi Rodney, If you are careful then there is no danger in doing this. The danger arises when the carabiner becomes attached to the rubber stopper but not to the sling. Sometimes this can be hard to notice. When you fall all your weight will load onto the rubber stopper which will almost certainly break. Please see this video for further explanation: https://vimeo.com/4138205 Hope that helps, Dave

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