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zzzzzzed:
Those look like Clog crabs.  Didn't they go bust in 1986?   That makes them 35 years old at a minimum.

mikem:
Wild Country bought the brand (don't think original Clog had coloured gates):
https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/gear/clog_equipment-633427

Judi Durber:

--- Quote from: Fulk on June 17, 2021, 11:53:13 pm ---Your point being? That it's got f***** up by being left out in the open for a few years? Not being sarcastic (honestly), just inquisitive.

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I have just found it interesting as to how it splits when it degrades.  I have not had the chance to see that before, hence the post, to show others.

It could be very old, I used it as a hook on a plastic line to hang the peg bag, also plastic.  It was left out though, all the time.

Fulk:
Thanks Judi; I realize that when people say ‘Your point being’, they’re generally being sarcastic or offensive or patronizing, so I’m sorry I phrased my remark rather badly.

andrewmc:

--- Quote from: ttxela2 on June 18, 2021, 09:21:34 am ---Surprising if that's just 3 years, I'm thinking of various bits of aluminium on my car and van that are regularly exposed to wet conditions, road salt etc and are 20-30 years old  :shrug:

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The alloys of aluminium used in carabiners are less corrosion-resistant than most aluminium alloys, due primarily to copper.
https://dmmclimbing.com/Knowledge/August-2011/Anodising

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