For self belay
Newish blue rope is 8mm Beal. White is 10mm static.
What's up with UKC functionality. Timing out, photo size too big, pic not showing when uploaded?
Fourth try to get photo on...
Becoming a pain. UKC techies, I'm getting message posted successfully but no photo is displaying.
Sorry you're struggling to upload the image, can you email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can look into what's going wrong?
Will do. Thanks
This happened with my last photo too. Of a crow. Several failed successful postings. Eventually worked and is in the off-belay forum.
Yea something is not right, there is a bug somewhere, but can't seem to tick it down with my own photos!
Try again ...
Anyway. Old blue rope: bowline and fixed out of sight to HMS screwgate on metal fence post with a clove hitch backed up by another bowline.
Never mind, I'm sure the UKC masses could come up with some criticism for your anchor without the need to actually see the thing!
Why separate knots for the two strands of static? I mean, it's not unsafe but why not just one big figure-eight?
each line is totally independent this way, no much extra effort (not sure i would though
not sure what's going on with the light blue rope though
might need an edge protector as the same bits of rope will get wear on loading/unloading
Yes. As self belaying it does provide a rescue / back up line if one strand fails. Extra safety that doesn't take much time.
I'm not questioning the second strand per se - often use two myself either for a back up device or just less faff transferring over to abseil.
Yeah. Been aware of my lack of edge protection.
Of concern wss finding broken glass in that grass afterwards!
Light blue? Is that the bright newer rope that's in coils on the left?
That's gone around two poles and then an overhand to make a main anchor point. As its not a closed sling, the loose ends are either side, with just one loop for the carabiner.
yeah that one, trying to work out if it's a double strand around one object (effective object) or two loops around an object each, just struggling to picture the knot as shown, not a criticism.
Sounds like an ok rig to me, lots of ways to skin a cat...