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Order of the Marginal Anchors

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bootboy, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    something about that one reminds me of the Blair Witch Project.
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  2. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Sand traps work great as anchors with wet sand, it's the retrieval part that becomes a little more difficult...
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  3. Ram

    Ram

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  4. Wes1

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  5. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Hopefully you at least slid the rope over.
  6. Ram

    Ram

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    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
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  7. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    It's funny, but not "haha!" Funny
  8. Ram

    Ram

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    Ya had to be there :wacky:

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  9. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I'm digging those last 2
  10. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    If you were first, why use a sketchy pack drag when there was tons of perfectly good meat up top?
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  11. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    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 ImageUploadedByTapatalk1414495711.813851.
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  12. John Diener

    John Diener

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    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.

    -john
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  13. Rick Demarest

    Rick Demarest

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  14. MrAdam

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    Is this the last rappel in Big Canyon? We replaced the webbing on that a couple years back and used it!

  15. Rick Demarest

    Rick Demarest

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    No, in an arm of Tuckup. Accessed from the river.
  16. Mike Zampino

    Mike Zampino Canyon season never ends.

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    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.
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  17. Brejcha

    Brejcha

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  18. Wes1

    Wes1

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    Want rappel device is that?


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  19. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    One that I made.
  20. Wes1

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    That's what I thought


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