climbed up a ways at pie shop this evening. but i didn't know what was above and it was starting to get dark, so i left a nut and biner behind and rapped down. i think it was on the slot so you're welcome to the booty. warning though, the biner was also booty that i found on the ledge below, so it probably fell down from above to get there.
Hey Gumby! So it's raining down here and I stumbled into this You Tube series called Mike's Mail by Mike Barter. He's a Canadian guide and has some interesting babbling about anchors and other topics...Some of the points he makes are pretty relevant so you might want to just check it out just for sh#ts and giggles. I don't take any of this stuff as god's truth, but I'm trying to compact a missing 30 years of experience into a short period of time while keeping my day job. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's hard to have fun when your dead, so all this information is somewhat watcher beware.
i had already watched all of mikes videos. liked them all. try and tell someone here or in the field that it's ok to rappel with your rope just through a nylon sling and see the reaction you get.
i'll look more into climbingtechtips but everything i've watched so far has been superglossy. One minute and 59 seconds on 'How to build a trad anchor' including the 20 second intro
I just saw this thread. Let me know if you still find our videos...superglossy. We have 50+ videos up now, with a bunch more on their way across all climbing categories. Most videos feature certified rock & ice guides.
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