Sunday, November 25, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Too cold? Not for some.

How smart is it to add an unnecessary carabiner and an unstable knot? A bowline would be as adjustable but more secure.

The yard sale anchor, lay out everything you own. Note the lower carabiner with the gate facing into the rock.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Somewhere a boat is missing its ropes.

Hundreds of dollars in gear, he came up to get it when I told him about the last guy who lost $400 that way.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A beautiful Fall day and the gumbies came out in droves.

The runner and carabiner add complexity. Running the rope around both trees would be simpler.

Gate down means it could be forced open if that collar isn't REALLY locked.

Ignoring the enormous tree and using the loose rock.

Two anchors aren't great when they go to the same tree perched on roots out of the ground.

Using the big tree is better than the previous photo, but they came up short, and still use the loose block.

The white rope goes around both blocks. The green ropes go to one block each. The blocks have never moved when both are used together. The blocks have moved when used singly.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Missed it by THAT much.

The carabiner is sideloaded on the cliff edge.

How big is that rock? Well, those are big shoes. Would you put two anchors on that?

Equalized? No, look at the slack in the anchor in the background. The blue cam in the foreground is doing all the work.