Thoughts on this anchor system? Canyoneering Tech Tip – How to Tie Off Webbing in a Cairn Anchor
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Jan 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm #1312078Dave @ OwareBPL Member
@bivysack-comLocale: East Washington
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Jan 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm #2063059David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: 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.Jan 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm #2063138Jim ColtenBPL Member
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.Jan 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm #2063142Billy RaySpectator
@rosyfinchLocale: 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…
BillyJan 14, 2014 at 1:38 am #2063186Roger CaffinBPL Member
@rcaffinLocale: 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.
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