Saturday, August 18, 2018

Yes, the pay for play groups have rigged everything.

7MM cordalettes, including one around the rock on the left. They are going to stretch and could cut.

Daisy chains are made to hold body weight is a straight line, not cross loaded like this. A single carabiner had better be locked.

I hope they bought this stuff online. Mysterious Euro eyelet cord, single carabiners, plus the stopper which is probably holding all the weight.

Another daisy chain and single carabiners.

Earth Treks thought this REALLY dead tree was the perfect anchor. Note all the fungus, the leaves were all dead and  bark is flaking off. Each anchor is supposed to be bomber, bot a backup.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Buy enough rope.

Single strand webbing, single carabiner, gate down so it can open.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The little things add up.

How big a deal is it that the rope protectors are in the air not on the rock. Climbing safety is cumulative. The little things add up, and this indicates a "whatever" attitude. This was a summer camp full of kids, maybe your kids.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Everything looked fine until...

Nice new gear, perfect knot around and OK tree, but not a bomber anchor. Then this. This block is the best anchor. Rather than tie a knot, they went with a single carabiner, gate down towards the rock. Is that gate locked? Better hope it is.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Going, going...

You can see where the fibermat runs out. This tie won't last long. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

It's still dead.

So dead. This is a summer camp with good workers, nice new equipment. If this tree falls, the camp would be out of business.

Gate down towards the rock, yes it is a locker. There are two kinds of climbers, those who HAVE found an unlocked biner, and those who WILL.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

It's dead, not "Pining for the fjords of Norway" just dead.


When a tree has no leaves, losing bark, and covered in fungus, it is really dead.

When you can't tie the knot right, tie two of them.