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Order of the Marginal Anchors

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

  1. John Diener

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    Not sure how much difference it makes, but I sure feel better when the sling goes around the trunk(s) right at ground level.
    -john
  2. gajslk

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    I have a vague memory of that little rock horn in Gravel not being all that confidence-inspiring.

    Gordon
  3. Wes1

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    Pinch slung with heavy duty chain. The person who originally placed the chain ran the rope through a heavy duty shackle.


    Wes
  4. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I'd rap that
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  5. Wes1

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  6. Ram

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    If one chicken head would not be wise, sling many chicken heads....or not:speechless:

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  7. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Favorite anchor from that canyon. We had many that could make this thread ;)

    Heres one from a recent trip. A couple folks might know where this is, but the clouds might be a problem...

    you cant see the webbing very well, but it's a carabiner wedged into a crack with the webbing coming off the spine. P4251179.JPG
  8. Canyonero

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  9. Dean S

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    First descent in Death Valley from a couple of years ago, two images of two anchors:

    P1010873.

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    P1010879.

    P1010880.
  10. Ram

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    Knot chocks and pinch points in limestone? You are gonna LOVE Grand Canyon anchors and anchoring. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
    R
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  11. Jenny

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    Yeppers, I think about that carabiner anchor from time to time. Desperate measures, eh?
    A bit of connecting of the dots with this one, Bootboy: this spot with its wicked anchor challenges, was the seed that stimulated the creation of the Aguanchor. In fact, it began to haunt me how some rappel configurations, in some conditions, simply scream"NEED A WATER TRAP IN THE TOOL KIT!
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  12. MiCamp

    MiCamp Just Another New Guy

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    Fiddled the bush.



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  13. Wes1

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  14. tom wetherell

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    Found this one a long time ago in Waterholes.
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  15. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Used some serious trickery to recovery this one.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441710131.630411.
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  16. Ram

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    Yes, quite the complex retrieval. A good story to perhaps diagram when there is time. The hook and part of the rope had been stuck there for 7.5 months, thus a focused effort to make the system reliably retrievable. The Boot is quite ingenious. Here is the rap which you can see in not inconsequential
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  17. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    This is why we use polycarbonate for fiddlesticks. Bends, but won't break

    This is also why Dyneema makes a great pull cord. Had it been nylon, it may have have simply broken, or someone might have lost an eye.

    NOTE: This did NOT happen while rappelling. This was the result of a very difficult pull in which a boat was used to free the stick

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443043136.551402.

    Using all my strength, I cannot even get it to yield back in the other direction.

    Be careful out there.
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  18. Bootboy

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    Good solid chunk of juniper. Was more bomber than it looks. Still backed up by Ram ImageUploadedByTapatalk1446003155.627793.
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  19. Canyonero

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    Obviously manufacturing defect.

    Here's where I put in a plug for Atwood gear. Atwood personally guarantees and will replace free of charge all of his manufactured equipment that you loan back to him and he bends using a boat to retrieve it. :)

    P.S. Thanks for the new fiddlestick. I find new uses for it all the time and I think it's the best one on the market. I fiddled a couple of drops in Mystery of all places today. Maybe there were bolts somewhere, but it was hard to miss the perfectly fiddleable 12 inch trees above many of the drops.
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  20. Bootboy

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    Yes, but only under those circumstances
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