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I think most climbers are aware of the state of their kit. But a Loler inspector should also be going through the kit thoroughly when they're assessing it. Otherwise what's the point in having it Lolered. We could all do our own inspections and leave it at that. Not that I'm altogether against that approach. Personally, legalities aside and looking at it from just a safety point of view, I think being responsible for and inspecting your own personal kit is all that's necessary for the great majority of climbers ( and I'm only talking about personal climbing systems - not lowering kits. cranes etc.). But I've seen people happy to climb on kit I would consider sketchy, so where do you draw the line. That's the point of the proper Loler inspection. Otherwise accept we're all adults capable of making our own judgements and let everyone just get on with it.

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Surely your daily checks would highlight/condemn any kit you knew was suspect, irrespective of the 6 monthly inspection? 
If loads of kit fails during the 6 monthly inspections it would suggest daily checks aren’t being carried out correctly/at all to me.

Most of our failed kit comes from climber daily inspections, it’s probably the most important part of keeping PPE in good working condition.
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