Originally Posted by toongoon
You guys really need to toss those jam cleats those thing are death traps. Check out lee locks, the rope would never pop out of a lee lock.
You are right - jam cleats can be dangerous but are never an issue if you know how to use them. Just remember to always tie off the line after cleating it in - the jam cleats offer a place to quickly secure the anchor line PRIOR to securing the anchor line to the frame. Have tried Leelocks but they make letting out a lot of line quickly more difficult. With celerity I can undo a slip knot on the frame and lift the anchor line right out of the jam cleat and anchors away! Leelocks can pinch your fingers if you are not careful. Leelocks also offer another stopper for a kink in the line.