A collection of dubious top rope climbing anchors.
Was wondering if this would make it on here. Yeah not the best tree, but the 15+ inch tree for the other anchor point felt pretty bomber (not pictured of course). What do you suggest for the other anchor point?
There are a couple of blocks nearby. People used your other anchor by itself for decades, are we over-engineering anchors?
Hm, I'll keep my eye out for the blocks. I did realize I need much more static line for most routes. Do you mean they only used the bomber tree tied twice? Thanks for the advice!
No single anchor of 10mm or more real static rope (some available locally aren't UIAA rated static i.e. less than 5% stretch under 300lbs impact) has ever failed. I have seen one case of the sheath cutting, that's why you see the 1" webbing sheaths at Carderock. People rigged one anchor for decades. The AMGA lawyers are the source of the 2 anchor dogma. You need 60' for an anchor at Great Falls and Carderock, if you want 2 that's 120'. If a few key trees die anytime soon, you will need more.