Sunday, November 30, 2014


I love how they tied the tail ends of the yellow and green runners together.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Is this what they mean by redundant?

I think they started with the runner, then asked themselves what to do with the tail

 An actual overhand loop, maybe someday they'll use it on something bigger than 6 inches.

Is this root dead yet?

This stuff doesn't stretch, right?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Boat rope on the dead tree. Excellent.

Very dead.

The small tree in the back is anchored about six feet off the ground

The small tree in the foreground wobbled when I touched it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

More mysteries

No clue, but brand new gear.
Why use the big tree when you can use the skinny one and ...

add these.

Enormous anchor rope but short a foot. The blue climbing rope is just visible.

Another view, not sure what the second unclipped loop was about.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mr. Mystery Knot returns, with some improvement.

Ok, its a bowline, if he thought it was a tensionless anchor, it isn't. At least  it is at the bottom of the tree.

Still running the climbing rope over edges.

The anchor ropes run over some real sharp edges.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday Follies

They had plenty of webbing to tie an anchor long enough...

But you've got to use all your shiny new gear.

Is halfway up the tree high enough?

Run the single strand of webbing over a few edges.

All the rope in the world but...

but a bit short.

He said, "I can't feel your weight."

Can't be Sunday without the dead tree.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The "instructor" is a little challenged on his bowlines.

He had a school group, then two boys after school

Points for using the webbing in a loop. but not for side loaded carabiner, wide anchors, and climbing rope running over edges.