Saturday, September 17, 2016

The instructor said,"There's safe, and then there's REALLY safe."

Sure, anchor 10 feet up the tree.

This block is not attached, so wrapping it half way up is way worse than at the bottom.

See the slack, the tiny tree at right is the only anchor actually working.

Since it is working, we know it is a tensionless anchor.

The anchor greater than 90 degrees putting more stress on each point.


  1. Can you tell me what is wrong with anchoring off the middle of the tree?

  2. It vastly increases the leverage on the tree, straining the root system, increasing the chance of failure.