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#71290 - 04/10/14 03:42 PM Three-piton anchor on Horseman?
old nutz Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/08/13
Posts: 8
I folowed on Horseman yesterday and noticed a "fresh" cordelette with two rings tied into the three pitons...I appreciate whoever placed it, but I almost untied it thinking my lead placed it there!

As I was leaning back belaying, I stared at those three rusty old angles and wondered how safe they are, and if everyone backs them up with a couple cams in the crack above? My lead didn't, but feel like he should have?

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#71291 - 04/10/14 04:51 PM Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? [Re: old nutz]
old nutz Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/08/13
Posts: 8
actually, reading the topo, it seems like that 3-piton cordelette is just supposed to be a rap anchor? I really shouldn't have been belaying from it, should I?

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#71292 - 04/10/14 05:45 PM Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? [Re: old nutz]
SethG Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 709
Loc: NYC
Piton anchors like that one always give me the willies. I've never stopped there, just do it in one pitch!
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#71293 - 04/10/14 10:20 PM Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? [Re: SethG]
Gail Offline
journeyman

Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 95
Loc: Gardiner, NY
Come on...there is a great horizontal for a very secure gear anchor.

I agree with Seth...just keep going, don't stop at the anchors. A 70 will get you down from the tree in one long (fun) rappel.

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#71560 - 06/22/14 11:38 AM Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? [Re: Gail]
old nutz Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/08/13
Posts: 8
Thanks Gail and Seth!

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