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By Wei-Ming
From Atlanta, GA
Feb 1, 2012
Mountaineering in BC, coiling rope sunset of a 13 hour day...

In the winds, found this rapping off of Wolf's Head. They probably had a single 60m - we had doubles and made it down to a far superior rap station. Actually doesn't look too bad, if I had to I'd use it


rap
rap


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By MegaGaper2000
From Indianola, Wa
Feb 1, 2012
the dragon's tail, or dragon's tooth, or whatever. And me.

Wei-Ming wrote:
In the winds, found this rapping off of Wolf's Head. They probably had a single 60m - we had doubles and made it down to a far superior rap station. Actually doesn't look too bad, if I had to I'd use it


Wait, I'm confused. If it didn't look too bad, how does it fit into the world's worst anchors thread?


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By kevin deweese
From walnut creek, ca
Feb 3, 2012
don't throw rocks







Some of the beautiful anchors to be found on the face of leaning tower below the traversing approach ledge.


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By Matthew Kennedy
From boulder, co
Feb 3, 2012

It Makers a pretty good anchor.


bonus anchor
bonus anchor


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By Loren Tragen
From Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 7, 2012
Nameless boulder on the edge of the Holy Boulders area in SoIll.

Retrievable Rappel Anchor
Retrievable Rappel Anchor


And also great:

www3.telus.net/public/7394243/climbing/howtoclimb/rappel/rap>>>


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Feb 7, 2012

^-- I think your system is kinda sketch, having the tagline go through your webbing is a noobish thing, just tie a 8 on a bight and put it on the quicklink and you will be fine.


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By Hmann2
Feb 8, 2012
the fridge leavenworth

Found this in a thread a few months ago.

Sketch
Sketch


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By Yair Horowitz
Feb 8, 2012
On Red Wall at Smith

Hmann2 wrote:
Found this in a thread a few months ago.


I love that there are two biners on that spaghetti can. But the main issue with the anchor is that the can is not redundant. They must have had a second can that they could have thrown in there as a backup. Cheapskates.

Gotta be careful, you know.


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By Brian C.
From Longmont, CO
Feb 8, 2012
On Blanca after traversing from LB


3 nails as a rappel anchor on the Pawnee Buttes in NE Colorado.


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By NDTitanLady
Feb 26, 2012
pinches on So High

dont get me wrong, it is a bomber anchor... but overkill much?

Ridiculous amount of webbing for rappel up in Tahquitz, CA
Ridiculous amount of webbing for rappel up in Tahquitz, CA


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By Bruce Hildenbrand
Feb 26, 2012

On the first page of this thread there was a reply that had two photos.

The poster used this photo as a 'bad' anchor.

Very Bad Anchor
Very Bad Anchor


The poster then used this photo as the 'fixed,' now 'bomber,' anchor.
Not Much Better Anchor
Not Much Better Anchor


Unfortunately, the 'fixed' anchor has a major flaw in it's design. It is bad practice to 'hitch' or fix the rappel ring in a single position, especially if it is an aluminum ring as is the case here. If you fix the position of the rappel ring it will wear much faster than if you leave it loose on the cord or webbing.

The correct way to 'fix' the anchor is to just pass the cord through the ring.


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By the Oracle
From Delphi
Feb 26, 2012
mawiage

Brian C. wrote:
3 nails as a rappel anchor on the Pawnee Buttes in NE Colorado.


no fucking way.... wow...


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By Brian Snider
From NorCal
Feb 26, 2012
Me

 A little rusty.
A little rusty.
Ouch!
Ouch!
Hardware horror Show
Hardware horror Show
Found in San Francisco
Found in San Francisco

This one happened the first time they tried to clean the windows at a new building next to mine, all survived.
This one happened the first time they tried to clean the windows at a new building next to mine, all survived.

Look close at the last one. You can see the left support dangling and the right is pretty tweaked. One of the window washer suffered a broken arm and the other cuts and bruises.


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By shaferbm
From Akron, Ohio
Jun 6, 2013

This is a fun thread! I think this site deserves a place here


Jive-Ass Anchors


There are some real jive-ass anchors in this thread.


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By Brian Snider
From NorCal
Jun 7, 2013
Me

www.mountainproject.com/v/108031891


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By MattG.
Jun 7, 2013

Ring
Ring


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By Mark Lynch
Jun 11, 2013

Posted this somewhere else before but was it was so bad it deserves to be in this thread.
Was climbing Moby Grape on Cannon some twenty years ago with a partner when we were joined at a belay ledge by the leader of a more "experienced" party of three. He puts in one Loweball and belays his partners up. We were horrified but not as much as they were. The argument that ensued was fun to watch. We gladly let them climb thru. Sorry no pics but you really should not need one.


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By Gunkiemike
Jun 14, 2013

Bruce Hildenbrand wrote:
Unfortunately, the 'fixed' anchor has a major flaw in it's design. It is bad practice to 'hitch' or fix the rappel ring in a single position, especially if it is an aluminum ring as is the case here. If you fix the position of the rappel ring it will wear much faster than if you leave it loose on the cord or webbing. The correct way to 'fix' the anchor is to just pass the cord through the ring.


Maybe anyone who can't figure out how to rotate the ring around a bit should let someone else set up the rappel?


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By ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
Jul 8, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper

Found this gem at the top of the east face of monitor rock on Independence pass

Anchor on east face of monitor
Anchor on east face of monitor


Sketch
Sketch


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