Monday, July 22, 2019

Warping young minds.

They explained why the other anchors are low, right? The rappel anchor is high because they didn't bring enough diapers.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Dont leave your stuff at the top of the crag.

The haul bag alone retails for $135. Who knows what goodies are inside? Nobody in sight, it could be gone in a heartbeat.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

At least they didn't use the boat rope.

Loose single bowline, no stopper knot, on a tiny tree.

Bag o' boat rope.

Another loose bowline.

The right lobe of the cam is barely making contract. The carabiner gate is facing the rock to be forced open.
Another gate facing the rock.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The gym guy did it, but not like this.

It's a rappel anchor. It's not a "high redirect", which is bull anyway, all of the stress is on the tree, up high maximizing leverage. These guys were jumping down the cliff, shock loading the tree.

At least the other anchor is bomber. This is 9MM canyoneering rope, not static.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Why not a knot?

Way up the tree, with carabiners instead of knots.

Adding a tree root at a 90 degree angle weakens the anchor, if it is really in the system,.

The black webbing is slack, the green webbing on the tiny tree is the only working anchor.

Single bowline, tiny tree, no stopper knot.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Have two anchors, especially when they suck.

If the tree is too small, use just one root. Add a runner and carabiner for two points of failure.
Tie a single bowline without a backup knot.