Sunday, October 15, 2017

Can't anybody tie a knot without a carabiner?



Stopper between the loose rock and tree, anchor of really old climbing rope.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A new case of your worst nightmare

A totally preventable death at a top rope area.

A Rock Climber's Death Highlights Dangers of an Increasingly Popular Sport 



Bad news, good news.

Single strand webbing, carabiner instead of a knot, 3 feet up the tree.

The ever popular boat rope.

Lots of extra rope to use instead of the cordalette, carabiners and runner.

Wire gates because that's what you bought for sport climbing.

The good news, they didn't use this fuzzy crap.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Trail booby traps.

Fortunately, the trail wasn't crowded.

This looks like a retraced figure eight using 5MM spectra or kevlar. Using this material with nylon is high risk.

The climbing rope is running right over a sharp nubbin. Each anchor is clipped into only one carabiner.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The ultimate mystery knot?

Two of everything, but at least three knots

Weaving runners together doesn't make then equalized or redundant.

Carabiners instead of real knots.

One old piece of climbing rope. There are knots at both ends, so it isn't even a loop.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Some trees aren't so good.

I have pictures of people anchored to this tree.

The fresh breaks show how little was attached.

Gotta use that tiny tree.

Girth hitch your wired nuts together.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ugliest bowline ever

No matter how much you struggle with your knots, you probably wouldn't leave one like this.

Tiny trees, carabiners in the system, and mystery knots.

Two large rocks were levered out of the walk down, one left and one right of the tree.