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Order of the Marginal Anchors

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

  1. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    For the record, the anchor pictured above wasn't actually used as an anchor. It was done as a gag for this thread. The log was in fact found and left in that position.
  2. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Here's one that was actually pretty solid.

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  3. ratagonia

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    Fiddled, I hope, so as not to leave rope grooves on the arch, when pulling the rope?

    :moses:
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  4. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Of course
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  5. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    Glad I rappelled on the meat in the picture and not the stick. I did take his pack for him! @Bootboy thinks this anchor doesn't belong in this thread, but I'll let you all be the judges. IMG_1914.JPG
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  6. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    @BaJenkins is cute, but that anchor is another @Bootboy creation. He claims it was really good rock. I admit it did hold but there was much careful creeping over the edge.
    IMG_1977.JPG
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  7. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    IMG_1812.
    Want to make someone a believer? Make him be the meat back-up for a few guys.
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  8. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    friction rappel.
    You can tell what I thought of the anchor by how much friction I'm trying to generate on the rock. I think it was this anchor:
    IMG_1881.
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  9. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I submit that the last two entries were far from marginal, particularly that waterpocket. thats as solid of a placement as you can get. Vertical orientation, relatively abrupt lip... we could have had multiple people on it at the same time, but theres no point
  10. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    I agree, they were good. But they're fun anchor placements and SEEM marginal until you get used to them and realize how good they can be.
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  11. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I'll go with that
  12. Jenny

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    I LOVE this thread!
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  13. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Update:

    This bolt has now been removed. It was illegal, poorly placed, led to terrible rope grooves, and was completely unnecessary bolt:grooves. and unnecessary.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
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  15. Canyonero

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    Hey! That's my anchor and it wasn't marginal at all. That was the best anchor in the canyon. Huge wedged tree. Granted, it had to be rerigged with another rope because it didn't reach the bottom of the second drop, but the anchor itself was fine!
  16. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Useful to have a nut or two in your kit, just in case...

    dodgyanchor.
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  17. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Oh my...

    Seems to me it would be safer to have the nut against the... Whatever that thing is, than simply relying on the swage...
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    I assume this is a flatten glue in eye bolt?
  19. Kuenn

    Kuenn

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    Capsized redundancy ... when the backup is better than the primary... been there, done that.

    Or maybe nut anaphylactic and forgot the epipen?
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  20. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    a tad OT...cave anchor harvested from Facebook


    cave-anchor.
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