Wednesday, March 30, 2016

At least the kid weighed only 40 lbs.

Lots of 8 mil, I guess the bark that grew around the block must be holding. The crutches in the background weren't needed.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easier to find than Easter eggs.

Wrapping the rope around a rock and a skinny tree (no knot) is not an anchor.

A single runner and carabiner.


A cam, a stopper, and an unnecessary runner and carabiner.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

More yard sales.

The tiny stopper and a small TCU are one anchor, fortunately there is a tree anchor.

The only bolts you should clip at Carderock.

Yard sale

The grey webbing is tied to the other anchor with a hedden knot for a non-anchor.

The webbing is clipped into the carabiner that the yellow rope is wrapped around.

When you teach a "high redirect" this is what you get.

A descending ring as part of an anchor.

Using the lose block at left and the tree, he still didn't get over the edge despite all the extra rope.

Just a loop around a shallow block.

Friday, March 25, 2016

What's wrong with this picture?

Unnecessary carabiner and runner.

The tree in the background isn't loaded, only the rope in the foreground and the cam at center are working.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Climber trash

Single strand webbing, carabiner instead of a real knot.

Everyone wants to use this poor old root. No idea what the rat's nest of webbing is doing.

Rope 4 feet up the tree. Archimedes may be dead but the laws of physics still apply.

Proof that the anchor rope was really new.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Same old yard sale.

Lots of 8mm,  little 1mm static, single carabiner.

New webbing, guess they were looking for a cheap alternative, single carabiner again.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Is the world safer, now that he doesn't have this gear?

Yesterday's mess was left behind. Closer examination reveals a fourth cam at center. The micro Alien was holding so much weight, it ground down the rock.

Should I restring my cams when you can't tell what color the webbing was?

Or when all the yellow has faded?

The perm-knot and auto locker are a bit lazy.

Gate down isn't a good idea.

Similar set up.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New contender for worst ever?

Yes, that's the climbing rope.

Single strand webbing.

Unnecessary carabiner.

One cut above bootlace.

2 small nuts, 2 small cams, that's it

The cam is in a loose block.

The small alien is doing all the work, note the stopper as a runner. The Black Diamond cam isn't holding anything.

Friday, March 11, 2016

In soft rock, micro nuts are micro safe.

There is a good anchor, but the micro cam in a loose block and a small nut on the right, really don't help.

Single strand webbing and a tiny tree.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Yes, that is the climbing rope.

At least the kid hanging off it weighed only 50 pounds.

If you put 2 ropes on one tree, that 2 anchors, right?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

At least there are 2 carabiners

Not enough wraps to be frictionless, and this second anchor is more than 90 degrees from the other anchor.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spring cleaning.

Get everything out of the closet: old hunk of climbing rope, single strand webbing, carabiners, quickdraw, cordalette and dish towels.