Most accidents happen in the spring, after a long winter of hibernation, we forget what climbing was all about, we are not as sharp.
After backing up good sized fixed stopper we weighted it and the cable ripped to two. I was in shock. Last year a friend of mine deemed that it was good enough to lower off on. It was only a little rusty.
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.