Three-piton anchor on Horseman?

Posted by: old nutz

Three-piton anchor on Horseman? - 04/10/14 03:42 PM

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?
Posted by: old nutz

Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? - 04/10/14 04:51 PM

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?
Posted by: SethG

Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? - 04/10/14 05:45 PM

Piton anchors like that one always give me the willies. I've never stopped there, just do it in one pitch!
Posted by: Gail

Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? - 04/10/14 10:20 PM

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.
Posted by: old nutz

Re: Three-piton anchor on Horseman? - 06/22/14 11:38 AM

Thanks Gail and Seth!