Top Tips #16 Colour Coded Crabs

24th Oct 2014

It's been a while since our last Top Tip so here's a simple but very useful one for you......
Using a belay plate and carabiner anodised in the same colour helps to avoid confusion when using these crucial bits of equipment.  I  ensure the colour used is distinctive and also that I have no other pieces of hardware in the same colour.  
I then keep the coloured crab exclusively for use with my belay plate.  When setting up belays or abseils this simple visual aid will help ensure nothing gets mixed up or that the wrong biner gets unscrewed.  Not essential.....but a worthwhile idea for you to consider (and a great excuse for buying colourful metalware!).
Posted by Paul