Saturday, December 27, 2014

Not enough rope, or sense?

Two 7mm cords (one is around the block in the center), why not just buy enough rope?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Warm weather, dumb anchors.

Tying everything together is better, right? Nylon on nylon, high anchor on the tree, lots going on.

He said "I could just put a clove hitch on this knob."

Lots of knots, but the tree is still only 3" in diameter.

Ignore the black rope. The 3 anchors probably took everything he had in his pack. The runners in the center are looped over a loose block.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

So many mysteries.

The Dead Tree, anchors in the air, and festive carabiners dangling in the air.

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Leading candidate for worst idea ever: two clove hitches to a carabiner instead of a knot.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The "instructor" said he was working on the side, fortunately only one victim.

All this stuff is sort of connected, a tip rope and a single line rappel.

Old climbing rope to the skinny tree. Two anchor lines to a single runner around some rocks in the center. A small hunk of bedrock girth hitched in the background with a correlate going to another small tree.

Looks like a clove hitch with a botched half a double fisherman's.

The old climbing rope attaches the rappel line on the left to the climbing rope anchors on the right, but not really.