Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tie every knot you know.

This little tree is the only anchor.

Because the hex has slack and is just a backup.

Might be two figure 8s with stopper knots and a clove hitch. They added a point of failure with the carabiner, gate pointing down towards the rock.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Extra links are not a good idea.

Carabiner plus mystery knot.

Lots of extra rope, instead cordalette, carabiner, and three knots.

Tiny tree with climbing rope anchor.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dead tree plus tiny tree equals?

Yep, big tree's dead.

Bowline with no stopper knot.

Tiny tree and dumb clove hitch. The bowline is just as adjustable. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Snag those pesky hikers.

That's about four feet up the tree.

The anchor tripped people while I was watching.

How many ropes on the tiny tree?

Poor picture, the rope is just below the branch.

Thus stuff was piled next to the trail, begging to be stolen.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Nine more climbs for the Carderock Beta Channel.

After editing, they will join the others at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW042k3ycr0TCnCuhAYExbQ

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Maybe that's how they do it in Russia.

That's the climbing rope.

Too skinny tree. That's also a climbing rope, being used as an anchor. Since it is dynamic, it is abrading every time it is weighted.