I always carry a maillon on my harness as the cheapest piece of gear to leave behind if you have to beat a retreat off the rock!

Quite some time ago I attempted a route a Sanddrif Crag that I could not complete. This required the sacrifice of a carabiner off one of my quickdraws to abseil back down to the ground. Since then I have purposely carried a maillon for this reason.



By David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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