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Miltch

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
Please.... dont take my word for it.... start reading at the first post and i DARE you to stop.

http://rockclimbinglife.wordpress.com
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
lol @ your metal on metal TR anchor.
Miltch

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
ha! I need to find this guy lol
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
Top Rope Anchors 101
Posted on February 7, 2014
It was an unusually warm day today and I wanted to go out climbing, but surprise, surprise, everyone who I know that climbs wasn’t picking up their phones… Anyway, I just wanted to reflect on something that happened last fall. I was at our local crag, setting up a top rope on one of the crack climbs here (this is different than most outdoor/gym climbing, because you actually stick your hands inside of the rock), and noticed there was a group top roping a route next to mine, using only 2 quick draws?! Is this normal? This did not seem safe at all. They had one quick draw on each bolt, but all of the carabiners were NON LOCKING! This doesn’t seem safe to me because its quite easy for these carabiners to unclip the rope in the event of a fall.

I believe in being “bomb proof”, so I try to make a top rope anchor that can survive a number of catastrophes, something like this:




This way, I can keep myself, and others safe, and not have to worry about the rope unclipping itself.

Please, before you go out trying to top rope, learn how to be safe first!

Be safe, have fun, “send” me your thoughts! (get it?)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:47pm PT


" Tech Tips from a Pro.

I believe in being “bomb proof”, so I try to make a top rope anchor that can survive a number of catastrophes, something like this:"
...

^^^

Advice from a "PRO"???...

Wow!!!...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
Posted on February 5, 2014

"So… as most of you know, I climbed my first 5.12 recently."


Yes! Yes!

I think I learned about it first via skywriter...

Or was it the blimp?

Or the flyer I found under my windshield?
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
This could mean that if your climber falls, you wont have enough grip to catch them, or worse, could mean 4th degree burns on your hands

I try not to make fun of Noobs, but this is classic. He's talking about wearing leather gloves while belaying. Burning your hands is always worse than your partner decking.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
I said this on MP.com, and I will say it here; this blog is an elaborate troll. There is no way it is real. Read it carefully. It is GOLD, PURE GOLD!
Heyzeus

climber
Hollywood,Ca
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
This can't be for real...........can it? No, please tell me it hasn't really come to this.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
I recently overheard a guide in Red Rocks tell his clients that it was ok to clip two carabiners together as long as they were not made of two different types of metal.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
I hope it's real, it's wonderful
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
If he's trolling, he's committed, as he had to go out and buy a bunch of shiny new biners for his photo.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Matt is this your blog? Good on ya
Miltch

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 02:06pm PT
I have seen people like this... they do exist.. don't know where he's from but if it's some small isolated county in the middle of nowhere with a 40ft outcrop off rock... its possible..
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:09pm PT
Look at the post on "Safety..."

http://rockclimbinglife.wordpress.com/page/2/

In discussing carabiners he says, "Look for ones that have screw gates for safety, like this one:"

The picture is of a carabiner with a "not for climbing" stamp.

The site is a troll, a very elaborate and well done troll.
curt wohlgemuth

Social climber
Bay Area, California
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:14pm PT
This is just awesome.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
Yeah it's a troll and it got me. Funny sh#t, either way.

Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
The guy in the video he posted is... ah... let me say... entertaining.

I wonder if the whole blog is a troll. It's just too consistently entertaining. To good to be true often is. ;-)

Eric

P.S. Yes, I got sucked in!
Brick

Social climber
SF, CA
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:38pm PT
the Not Intended For Climbing locking carabiner is probably the best clue confirming inspired troll

edit- it's Jeff Batten come back from the beyond.....
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Snicker, snicker, snicker.
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