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Rockalanche


Mar 26, 2012, 7:34 PM
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When making a top rope anchor why can't I just simply put the rope around a sturdy tree.


rocknice2


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Rockalanche wrote:
When making a top rope anchor why can't I just simply put the rope around a sturdy tree.

It wears out the tree for 1 reason. Probably the best of about 4 or 5 other reasons.


bandycoot


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It will result in loads of friction. It will wear your rope. You will damage the tree. You will potentially hurt future access by causing environmental damage. Other climbers will view you unfavorably for those last two reasons.

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Rockalanche


Mar 27, 2012, 4:25 AM
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O I see what you mean. Okay well in the future I will have to find a instructor to teach me how to make an anchor system

Thanks


cobbledik


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Trolls tend to be better when they don't keep posting.

I C wut U did there though: eviro/safety troll then quick pivot to anti-institutional education bait.


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