Monday, February 29, 2016

The laws of physics are not impressed.

Lots of extra rope but added runner and carabiners increase risk.

Big mistakes:1 the third unnecessary anchor increased the angle between anchors, weakening the entire system, 2 totally side loading the carabiners, 3 you could hear the climbing rope rubbing against the anchor rope. Great gear, bad brains.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Must be spring.

Single strand webbing. There's a nut in the crack at the left side of the loose block.

More single strand, slinging the trees 4 feet off the ground.

The two skinny trees at center are one anchor.

This skinny tree is the other.

More of same.

Webbing connected to states with a single locker. Heard about the DMM and Black Diamond recalls?

Slinging the hollow tree.

8MM must be thick enough.

Unfortunately, the tree is dead.

Non-locking carabiner, gate against the rock.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

65 degrees brings them out.

All that webbing and they come up a few inches short and leave the climbing rope running over rock edges.

Don't need the webbing or the carabiner. The two best manufacturers recently recalled their locking carabiners.

Lame placement, climbing rope as anchor tied with half hitches.

Learn to tie a real knot.

More half hitches.

Anchored to a dead tree.

Quadruple backup, all betting on a clove hitch.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time for some work, where is everybody?

See how high it got? The ties need work, Access Fund didn't know what to do, brought in PATC, they had ideas but NPS wouldn't approve. Nothing happens.
The railroad tie is floating, it is held by rebar connecting it to the range of ties.