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Saw this toprope setup at Peterskill a few weeks ago.  Single girth hitched sling around an endangered pine tree, redirected(?) around a tiny branch, running over sharp rock, to a single biner for top roping.  The leader missed every single point of a SERENE anchor.  People die this way, and have died in similar set ups at the Gunks in recent years...
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Brian Monetti
Aug 25, 2013
Saw this toprope setup at Peterskill a few weeks ago. Single girth hitched sling around an endangered pine tree, redirected(?) around a tiny branch, running over sharp rock, to a single biner for top roping. The leader missed every single point of a SERENE anchor. People die this way, and have died in similar set ups at the Gunks in recent years...  

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