Rappel anchors

Posted by: Dana

Rappel anchors - 01/15/13 06:03 PM

I'm sure many Gunks.com readers have seen the thread on Supertopo about Jim Donini's close call. A fixed rappel sling broke under his body weight but fortunately there was a backup.
Many 'Gunks climbers seem to have an unquestioning reliance on fixed slings: it's worth a read.

The post title is "Surviving Sedona"
Posted by: TerrieM

Re: Rappel anchors - 01/15/13 07:08 PM

Yes - quite the lucky guy he was!
Link to thread: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/...second-birthday
Posted by: TrappDyke

Re: Rappel anchors - 01/16/13 12:22 AM


"Many 'Gunks climbers seem to have an unquestioning reliance on fixed slings"

That's because we're not a bunch of pussies. I'd rather die rapping off an old sling than succumb to the gym rat mentality. Keep your bolts off my cliff gumbies!
Posted by: chip

Re: Rappel anchors - 01/16/13 08:40 PM

Thanks for posting, Dana.