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#1154860 - 05/26/17 11:23 AM The Lifespan of Carabiners?
Raoul Duke Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 86
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I started using neutrinos in 2001, and have kept buying them for consistency. And now I have a rack of indistinguishable biners anywhere from 2-16 years old, so some have seen a lot of miles and a few small falls here and there, normal wear and tear.

I know there are rules of thumb about ropes and slings, but curious to know what other folks do about carabiners. I was thinking of just buying a big pile of new ones. Unnecessary? Wise?

Thanks!

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#1154862 - 05/26/17 12:04 PM Re: The Lifespan of Carabiners? [Re: Raoul Duke]
G-spotter Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 12/20/01
Posts: 15214
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Loc: free range
Unless obviously worn or with visible fractures, biners stay good to go.
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#1154934 - 05/31/17 12:03 PM Re: The Lifespan of Carabiners? [Re: Raoul Duke]
snoboy Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
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Petzl says metal gear is good for lifetime if it passes inspection.
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#1154989 - 06/02/17 11:31 AM Re: The Lifespan of Carabiners? [Re: snoboy]
JasonG Online   sleepy
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/12/00
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What does Petzl know?

Climbing on anything over 5 years old is just plain dangerous.

Better send those suspect cams and 'biners to me for proper disposal.
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#1155005 - 06/03/17 08:31 AM Re: The Lifespan of Carabiners? [Re: Raoul Duke]
montypiton Offline
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Registered: 07/04/06
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so by Petzl's criteria Fred's 75-year-old carabiners are still good to go...
I strive to retire them at 10 years, for no reason beyond paranoia. But I have a few first-generation Friends that still see occasional use when I need multiples of a particular size cam... so I'm obviously not consistent...
retired carabiners are good for racking, clipping a nut-tool or chalkbag to your harness, dedicated for aiders, and they're cheaper to leave at rappel anchors than going and buying rappel rings.
-Haireball

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