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Jan 20, 2011 – Improper Ice Screw Placement Can Cut Rope

The Cold Thistle blog has posted an interesting analysis of an ice climbing accident that occurred last year.

The Cold Thistle blog has posted an interesting analysis of an ice climbing accident that occurred last year. The article explores how during a lead fall the rope can snag on the open handle of a Black Diamond ice screw resulting in damage to the rope’s sheath and core. Check out the full analysis and some suggestions for avoiding this possible rope-shredding situation here.