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Why would anyone do this for an anchor?
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joelhagan Hagan
Dec 7, 2008
Why would anyone do this for an anchor?  
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
Ah yes!!! To answer your question Joel. Speaking from the perspective of a first ascentionist, it appears to me that using a chain vs. sling for a fixed summit anchor is the way to go right from the beginning. First off, chain is way more durable then webbing. When chain is properly camouflaged, it will be far less visually intrusive than multiple wraps of colored webbing. Using a chain for a summit anchor like the one shown in your photo is way less intrusive then the use of bolts. Also the peace of mind created by knowing there is an adequate summit anchor for the duration. I hope this helps... Just some thoughts. Dec 7, 2008
A Ange  
Easy Garv. He just asked a question. Dec 12, 2008
Good answer Brent, those are pretty much the reasons we did it the way we did. Jun 23, 2009

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