This photo of an anonymous urban guerrilla big wall aspirant practicing jugging his rope at Castle Rock State Park was contributed by Brian Kimball.
As Brian notes, the climbing anchor really isn’t likely to fail. It’s just a little busy and over-engineered. What we have here is serial (rather than equalized) redundancy, which is how they rocked it old school Yosemite stylie. The climbing rope is tied to a single anchor point (looks like two double runners basket hitched around a steel pole). Then another length of the climbing rope is tied to a back up anchor (the serial redundancy part), which is another double runner girth hitched around a tree. It’s not going anywhere.
But as Brian points out,there’s an “over-engineered backup of the backup (what’s the point of the sling between the caribiners?).”
Good point Brian. I don’t really see that the dyneema sling between the two anchor powerpoints is adding much. It’s just making things busy and eating up extra gear.
Thanks for the submission! Keep ’em coming.
Location: Castle Rock Falls, Castle Rock State Park, California, USA