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Thoughts on this anchor system? Canyoneering Tech Tip – How to Tie Off Webbing in a Cairn Anchor


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    Dave @ Oware
    BPL Member

    @bivysack-com

    Locale: East Washington

    They disabled the comments.

    YouTube video

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    David Chenault
    BPL Member

    @davec

    Locale: Queen City, MT

    What about it?

    The "knot" is excessively elaborate in most cases, but Mr. Jones is an enginerd and makes his living thinking about such things.

    Canyon anchors like cairns reliably freak out climbers the first few times out, but with a bit of experience you realize the physics are easy to quantify and in your favor.

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    Jim Colten
    BPL Member

    @jcolten

    Locale: MN

    The "knot" is excessively elaborate in most cases

    Well, there ARE two kinds of folks in this world, knot people and those who are not:-)

    To the first group … that knot is simple, elegant and highly functional. To the second group … it is perfectly opaque.

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    Billy Ray
    Spectator

    @rosyfinch

    Locale: the mountains

    If you have enough big rocks it will be fine. but like the disclaimers in the vid… what was shown was NOT enough rocks.

    In the canyons there are situations where you don't have much choice unless you have a bolt kit…

    Billy

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    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    We go canyoning here in Oz. We have a good sense of fear.

    It would be an extreme emergency before I trusted my life to that anchor! Triple the amount of rock piled over it and I might – very cautiously.

    There is a reason some of us carry a bolt kit when exploring.

    Cheers

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