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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 2, 2007
Were people toproping on that anchor when you witnessed this? Egads, people do the strangest things!
By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Aug 16, 2007
Yes, they were TRing on it. Worst of all, I pleaded with them to let me clip a double-shoulder length runner into the system as a back-up. I was angrily told to F-off. The owner of the anchor assured his party that the roof-rack strap was rated to over 300 pounds.
By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Aug 29, 2007
It probably came with their x-terra.
By Andy Bristtoe
Oct 4, 2007
Darwin Awards.
Keeping the climbing gene pool safe!
If you can't help them pray and leave them.
By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Oct 30, 2007
Hey...I was thinking of buying an X-Terra ;)
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This is likely the worst anchor I've ever seen. The yellow "webbing" in the photo is actually a strap from the climber's SUV roof-rack. It's hard to see in this photo, but 2 rubber-ized hooks on the two ends of the strap are hooked through the left-hand carabiner.

The anchor is completely non-redundant and relies on the stitching that attaches the rubber-ized hooks to the ends of the strap. And that quick-draw?

At least they padded the edge to protect the strap from abrasion.

Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 2, 2007
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