Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fewer people, just as crazy

All that rope, but he used a sling and a carabiner, additional points of failure.

Same here, looks like they weren't too sure of their knot, so they tied a stopper the size of a grapefruit.

Hardware is never a good idea in this rock.

Less so when it is in puny loose rocks.

The stopper's flying clip to the anchor.

The main anchor.

It is a tensionless anchor, mostly by accident.

Looks like he thought about a knot at right, but gave up. Neither of the stoppers is what he was attempting.

Might as well add some draws.

Rope above gets a flying clip to a sling.

A very dead tree, the carabiners open in the same direction.

Runners around everything.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Unclear on the concept

Not the best tree.

Tiny tree, chock under a loose block.

Well, it is a backup, halfassed, but a backup.

That's the only anchor, love the towel to pad the edge.

Barely tensionless anchor.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful the anchor worked

He had lots of rope but used a runner and carabiners, added points of failure. Is that a bowline?

Marginal placements and mystery knots.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

When they have it, they use it.

2 Ropes and webbing wrapped around every available object.

The ends are tied together over the edge, otherwise, no knots.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


So much thought, all bad.

The other "anchor".

Dragging the climbing rope on the rock.

It is a perfectly good rope.

Really old cargo strap, rope dragging over edges.

He moved the anchor,to another climb, high up a tree.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Worst anchor ever?

Yes, the tree is slung, one carabiner goes to a rope, which goes in 2 directions, including something jammed in a crack at right.

Lots of 9 mil and single carabiners, gate down.

They missed the dead tree sooo much.

Clearly, everything they owned.

Smallest tree ever used.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Teach your children well, or something like it.

The school came up a little short on their anchors, so they added runners. A real knot would be a better idea. Ikea shopping bags are popular among gym climbers who don't own a real pack.

At least the runner is at the bottom of the tree.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Beautiful day but WTF?

Aerial anchors, side loaded carabiners.

Piles of rope but added webbing and a carabiner.

Same thing again...

and again,

and again,


Why yes, yes it is.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Tiny tree.

Single strand webbing.

Fortunately, there was a big tree, not just 2 pieces.

Friday, November 13, 2015

One tree, how many anchors?

Webbing way up the tree, to carabiners and static rope with a cordalette "backup" side loading a carabiner.

The webbing isn't really a loop, note the carabiner.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

First timers.

Dumbing the anchor down to 9/16" webbing instead of using the stronger rope.

Dragging the climbing rope over an edge.