Friday, July 31, 2015

Unclear on the concept, or don't buy random stuff on the internet.

Brand new climbing rope through enormous ring, then two carabiners. No knot here in the anchor rope, so it is a large loop, complete with pricey rope condoms.

Since the rope is a loop, it is a single anchor. It was wrapped around the tree, then tied with a figure 8 follow through and double overhands.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Most creative use of jeans.

A single carabiner for the rope. Apparently the large knot is to smack you in the face so you know you're done.

Climbing rope as anchor, plus unattached rock.

Everything they owned, run through a pair of somebody's jeans.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The infamous backwards bowline?

Lots of rope to tie off stuff but they used hardware, runners and carabiners, introducing multiple points of failure.

Points for slinging the boulder, not so much for using the rotten stump.

The backwards double bowline, or is it?

All the rope you could want, why add the carabiners? They are reversed, but not opposed, they probably wanted to avoid contact with the rock.

At least the pack is safe.

Webbing, some 8mm and sewn runners, probably everything they own.

This is the pack clipped in as padding in the previous picture. They only had 1 carabiner left to attach the climbing rope, gate down so it will be pressed open if it isn't really locked.

Not quite tensionless and 2 feet up the tree.

This is a summer camp's anchor, 2 feet up the tree, above the large hollow, with a pile of wood dust indicating "Bugs at Work."

Thursday, July 23, 2015

People paid to be tied to a dead tree.

Spectra girth hitched to nylon, it can damage the nylon runner.

Lots more runners.

Runner slipped into cracks with sharp edges.

More than 50 feet back from the edge and tied to a dead tree. Fortunately, it is barely holding any weight. The AMGA told the guide the magic knot equalized everything.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yes, it's a tow strap.

Just the usual dumb cordalette, but what's that in the background? 

A knotted tow strap

Girth hitched to to one inch webbing 
Girth hitched into spectra or some such, which is a bad idea, it can break nylon.

The mysterious webbing goes to two cams and one inch around a boulder. The purple cam on the right is taking 100% of the weight

No weight on the webbing sling.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Almost OK

Put it at the base of the tree, not 2 feet up, not one foot up, at the base. Why would you tie to one trunk when there are 3?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

What is this stuff?

Got lots of stout rope but let's sling the boulder with dental floss.

The loop is tied with a figure 8, but is it webbing or rope?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Part 2

Not really tensionless, good thing the other anchor is doing all the work.

I suppose he could have put it higher in the tree.

Lots of carabiners and webbing despite the unused rope.

Put the single strand webbing under the rope where it can be burned or cut by the rock.

All this in one day?

Tiny tree, single strand webbing,throw in a carabiner.

If you run the second rope around the first tree is it really redundant?

Maybe the extra rope wouldn't reach the tree. The carabiner gate is down toward the rock.

Run your anchors through that sharp slot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you take the rope condom off, it doesn't work.

"Yes this block isn't attached, how about I run the rope around a little rock. Maybe it will pull it back."

Add the little rock so you can shock load the bigger boulder when it pulls out.  Are your kids going to this camp?

OK, not the worst.

What's missing? How about a knot?

Mommy let junior rig this, she could see the knot grinding on the rock. Let's hope junior drives better.

It doesn't work if you take it off.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A new dead tree and more mystery knots.

It's too skinny, and it's dead.

What is the knot doing? Pretty much nothing.

At least they didn't put the runner up against the rock.

More unnecessary links in the chain.

The carabiner is doing what?

Something tiny tied into webbing.

The retailer had to put a tag on, you don't have to leave it here.