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Rock Climbing Photo: scary anchors at the top of 'Sendero'.  They have ...
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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 6, 2007
yikes! good to see the rope threaded through the rings there!
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
May 3, 2010
people need to learn to top rope on their own draws
By David M.H.
From: los Angeles, ca
Jun 23, 2010
Why don't we go a step further and say that proper etiquette should be to always rappel when cleaning? I never lower off hardware unless for some reason I have to. I didn't pay for that hardware at the top. So what gives me the right to slowly saw a hole through it?
By slk
From: Reno, NV
May 9, 2011
I think it's common to lower from the hooks at ORG, but tring through them is bunk...
By Steven James
From: Portland, Maine
Oct 4, 2012
Yes David. I am with you 100% There is really no reason not to plan to rappel when cleaning.
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Jan 21, 2014
Not sure what other reason the FA team would put in mussy hooks, other than so people can lower from them. They do get replaced quite often. I do agree people need to use their own draws when doing TR laps, I've run into some pretty worn draws at ORG. I'm surprised there hasn't been more accidents.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Jan 22, 2014
Let me just say, as someone who lives in Bishop, I would much rather replace a couple of mussy's, than carry out someone who is injured or dead. Everything wears out eventually, so one of the reasons we've adopted the mussy system is that they're much easier to replace when they need it. If you're going to run toprope laps on a route, please use your own draws. However, if you are the last one on the route, or cleaning on the way down, by all means clip in and lower off the hooks. It's faster and SAFER.
By Joe Crawford
From: June Lake, California
Apr 2, 2015
BD published some tests from their lab about a year ago that suggested that steel hooks with grooves in them are not significantly weaker than new ones, because the groove helps to keep the pull inline with the major axis.
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scary anchors at the top of 'Sendero'.

  • They have since been replaced*

Submitted By: Derek Lawrence on Dec 12, 2006
On this route:
Sendero Luminoso (5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R )
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