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Oct 12, 2012, 12:47 PM

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Re: [TimeSpiral] Is this overkill?
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TimeSpiral wrote:
Noob question incoming (so watch out!) ...

How is the webbing and the red gate locking biner actually backing up this anchor? If the rope slung around the base of the tree fails it is just going to slip right through that locking biner.

Maybe it's just the angle of the picture, maybe I'm not recognizing the knot. What am I missing?

Do we have a scenario here where two working ends are coming over the top of the biner and two working ends are coming under the biner? In which case if the section wrapped around the tree fail, the stopper knot will load the webbing via the locking biner?
Thanks in advance. Like I said, n00b ??? incoming.

Yes, the bolded portion is correct, the knot has 4 strands going into it, the biner is clpped with 2 of the 4 strands going over it, and 2 of the 4 going under it.

It's still pointless though because the cord is already doubled around the tree and therefor backing itself up (i.e. you could cut one of the strands going around the tree and the anchor wouldn't fail).

(This post was edited by kennoyce on Oct 12, 2012, 1:01 PM)

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Post edited by kennoyce () on Oct 12, 2012, 1:01 PM

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