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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bootboy, Oct 16, 2014.
something about that one reminds me of the Blair Witch Project.
Sand traps work great as anchors with wet sand, it's the retrieval part that becomes a little more difficult...
Hopefully you at least slid the rope over.
All day, us "rope bagger's," on this exploration, came around the corner to "gag" anchors left by the "escape artists." That one was the funniest
It's funny, but not "haha!" Funny
Ya had to be there
I'm digging those last 2
If you were first, why use a sketchy pack drag when there was tons of perfectly good meat up top?
This anchor was actually pretty bomber. It was a piece of juniper that was 2.5-3" in diameter. Juniper is extremely rot resistant and the limbs are fairly dense and strong. I would bet that you'd break the rope before you got a piece of solid juniper that stout to break in a gap that small. Cottonwood (another wood common to canyon log jams) on the other hand, is brittle and rots readily in contact with moisture, would and should never be considered for such an anchor. The geometry of that pothole was perfect as well. We pretty much had no other options without risking rope grooves or a risky pull
Those were no joke... but attention to angles and tension were required. Would not have been excited about them if it had rained recently.
Bootboy, that juniper branch anchor looks bomber.
Is this the last rappel in Big Canyon? We replaced the webbing on that a couple years back and used it!
No, in an arm of Tuckup. Accessed from the river.
Ya - the one in big is much sketchier. (is that a word?) This one looks like it could be bomber since the stone is behind that constriction.
Want rappel device is that?
One that I made.
That's what I thought