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That’s a really good indication.
Another being that calcium sulfate is more frequently found in its crystalline form. But when it occurs in its...
The pictured rock is most likely the alabaster form of gypsum (calcium sulfate). It is known to be present in the Carmel formation which overlies the...
At least you’ve done the design phase. That becomes more admirable the more iterations I go through just to make a personal pack
The idea of using a pack as a rope bag seems to be a more European/class C idea. Doesn’t really make a lot of sense for Colorado Plateau canyons....
More photos and full description coming very soon
Been working on a few projects between fulfilling orders (apologies if you’ve had to wait).
We’re growing and hiring help to get better stocked up...
Get a new harness. It doesn’t have to be an expensive or fancy climbing harness, just something basic and rated, but new.
The best way...
Perhaps not (knot), lol
I think I recognize that last one. If I’m correct, it’s mine. Placed last December from an even worse placement.
Good point @Stevee B.
Based on the apparent inability to ascend, sending another guy down to the victim could very well have created a second victim
Unfortunately, prices seem to be headed in the opposite direction. Materials costs are up significantly.
Suspension trauma can cause you to lose consciousness in 5-10 minutes, death can follow as soon as 5 minutes later.
Blood flows into your legs,...
It’s not. That cord was there for several years and was definitely not hardware store rope. I inspected and used it multiple times. For starters, the...
Just saw the story.
What awful news
Really makes you wonder what happened.
Victim raps 20’ past bird perch. Companions rap to perch on pull...
None. Some are pretty good, but they all have at least one major weak point.
Some people are harder on gear than others. I tend to be able to get...
I think that properly inspected and therefore properly functioning equipment is used, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Is there a real world instance of this happening that you can cite?