[QUOTE=Snore;1221864 ... Solutions--- retro-fit the climbing gear
with screw pin shackles and wire them. Or replace circular cotter pins with straight ones. Regardless of which of these two options are used, there is the potential for chaffing. Therefore, as part of the pre-climb safety
check wrap them with sail tape to prevent chaffing, as part of the post-climb remove the tape. Bill[/QUOTE]
The gods must be smiling. I'm thinking of popping for one of these, and this thread hits the portal. I snipped the above and stashed it in my "super tips" file. Thank you.