Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gear for an anchor at Great Falls.

The black rope goes to a perfectly good tree. Our resident arborist say the other tree, just to of frame, was fine. The placements are good but the rock isn't, also note the carabiner with the gate toward the rock. Guess which well known group built this anchor.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Back to the future.

Runners girth hitched, not the worst thing you will see.

Sorry for the blurry photo. The runners go to 2 dog bones, they still didn't have enough.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Unclear on the concept.

First, way too high on the tree, second, a single carabiner connecting the webbing to the climbing rope used as an anchor. The rope is entirely doubled, with mammoth knots. They could have tied single strands to both anchors (not pictured) and eliminated the webbing and carabiner.

Know this face? Summer camps rig it a lot, but they don't watch their kids.

The kids get bored and start scratching patterns into the rock. Two years ago it got so bad, the X Face was totally defaced. The company is making a bundle and leaving this.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Don't leave your stuff at the top of the crag.

About once a year, somebody's pack is stolen. Leaving your stuff at the top is an invitation, two packs, even their REI paper bag and coffee cup. Not a soul was in sight, anyone could help themselves.

The 7MM anchors are one issue, but the mystery knots are more of a concern.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

How to spot a dead tree.

1. No leaves, or in this case no branches, 2. bark falling off, 3.fungus growing all over it. "But it's a big dead tree." DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE THAT GUY? The guy who is killed by a dead vegetable.