I love Kevin Corrigan’s column Unbelayvable. I stumbled upon this article and felt that it really needed a repost.
The big takeaway?
Remember to always check your systems before you use them!
Many people worry about the strength of the equipment they rely on when most climbing accidents are simply human error. Creating a habit of checking (and double-checking) your systems and equipment before using them can save you from making that critical error. System checks not only keep you safe but enforce a culture of safety for those around you.