Sunday, March 18, 2018

Yard Sale

That 20 pound rock makes all the difference, right?

They have rope left over but they used that poor tree, could be worse...

The next group used it for two climbs. Laying out everything you own is called a yard sale.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Where does this stuff come from?

Too far up the tree, the webbing sheaths are supposed to be for sharp rocks, not smooth bark.

From the other side, we have a curious collection of knots and a single carabiner.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tie up four climbs and climb on one.

OK it is more than 2 inches across, but it is right on the edge of the cliff. The roots don't have much to hang on to. Saying "I've got another anchor," doesn't make this good enough.

Seven MM cordalettes, single carabiners, gates down so they can be forced open, and old stretchy climbing ropes, that will saw over edges when loaded.

Monday, March 5, 2018

He didn't tie off the grass?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Will it hold?

Sling the nice big rock, but add the tiny rock in mud. If it pulls, everything fails.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The "instructor" returns.

Rig 20 feet up the tree to maximize force. The "instructor" apparently is uncertified, uninsured, and operating without a permit.

Monday, February 26, 2018

"Participation in extreme sports has surpassed conventional sports." Did that really happen, or have extreme sports been reduced to the conventional?