Monday, June 26, 2017

Don't leave your stuff at the top of the cliff.

This was the least scary thing they did all day. They put the runners high because that is the climbing rope. The carabiners going to the black webbing are non-locking wire gates.

Hundreds of dollars in gear and a phone, totally out of the owners' sight. Summer is when kids are prone to grabbing stuff.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

You know who you are.

People are paying to learn a bad practice. Look at the pile of unused static rope. In the background, the bad news: 1 8MM cord 2. unnecessary links in the chain 3. unstable clove hitch

They know the clove is unstable, note the grapevine backup.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wrong materials, wrong place.

That rock is a poor choice of anchor, but if you have to use skinny webbing, put it around that rock, it is less likely to roll off, and avoids abrasion at the cliff edge.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

How many things wrong?

1. Hollow tree 2. Thin runner 3. Single carabiner, remember most locking carabiners have been recalled in the last year 4. Another thin runner 5. Another single carabiner 6. 8MM cord running over rock edges without padding

Sure, string your hammock across the trail.

Monday, June 12, 2017

How small is too small?

The anchor is 6 feet up the tree, increasing the leverage on the tree. This was probably done to avoid cutting the anchor on the rock. The runner around the tree appears to be 7MM, the longer cord is 8MM.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

They used it all but came up short.

The too small tree in the background has a spectra alpine runner girth hitched to a nylon sling, not considered a good practice.

Didn't quite make it over the edge.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New mysteries.

That's a bowline and a figure 8 connected by a carabiner.
When should you retire webbing? How about when it looks like your dog chewed it.

More of same. Do you think it was once a darker orange, not white like the edges?