/ 'Masterclass' at Windgather
I have a rule of thumb that if I see someone doing something I would consider dangerous I will risk the torrent of abuse & point it out.
I decided, in this instance, not to, as the systems being set up were not best practice rather than being deadly.
It seemed a shame though, that a relative novice was having what he described as a 'masterclass'.
I hope he wasn't paying & that he gets rope work advice/ tuition from other climbers.
Why the hell were you at Windgather?!
Blimey, it's all going down at Windgather!
lol, kiddies, picknicky thing- it will happen to you one day :)
I know, malicious rock fall & dodgey ropework. Whatever next?
I have a prized photo of a rock 3 placed 'upside down' in a friable vertical parallel sized slot with about a mm of the nut itself still showing; it's basically being held in place by a slight camming action as the wire is bent over towards the crag top. This is clipped to the rope using a snaplink quickdraw with both gates resting on the rock. This is the only anchor used by someone at the top as they belay a couple of people up the route.
This, too, was at Windgather.
Couldn't have been used after you spotted it as you would have stopped them, non?
Never thought of that! I was so busy taking photos.....
Elsewhere on the site
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more