When you're belaying for someone who is climbing, you want your complete attention to be on what you're doing. One annoyance that can distract is your carabiner spinning around when you make the transition from slack to tension.
This hack prevents that, as well as cross loading - which is where force is distributed down the minor axis (short edge) of the carabiner, rather than the much stronger major axis (long edge). Although the type and strength of the force exerted on carabiners usually means this isn't a big deal, this can be dangerous in extreme circumstances.
So avoid the headache of spinning carabiners with this quick hack! Sugru is great for this project because:
- It's flexible when cured
- It is durable, and great in the outdoors
- It bonds really well to metal All you need for this project is:
- A carabiner
- A minipack of sugru.
If you need some, sugru can be bought here
We've also made a tutorial video for this instructable - watch it below!
Lets get started!