Monday, March 18, 2019

Bedrock good, little rock bad.

The usual sling and carabiner adding unnecessary links to the belay chain. The tiny wire doesn't help much, but wait there's more...

Add a wired stopper behind a loose flake, not so secure clove hitch, and Bigfoot.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Why you shouldn't use carabiners instead of knots. This carabiner is unlocked.

The tiny trees aren't much of an anchor.

The "barely a bowline" isn't much better for the other anchor.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Do you want to be that guy killed by a vegetable?

Chocks are not a great idea in this rock, at least the big hex is least likely to fail. The webbing and carabiners add unnecessary points of failure.

Adding the shaky tree doesn't really add security. If it pulls out it turns into a missile,

Bowline without safety tie off for the end.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring brings them out.

I know it is a big rock but it is attached to absolutely nothing. Does slinging the tiny rock below it help?

Good placements, but gear anchors are highly prone to breaking this rock. They survived.

Tensionless anchor? Well, almost.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Only one anchor is really working.

That may be a good thing since the second anchor is on the tiny curved tree growing out of the rock.