Send Me Photos

Have you seen any jive-ass anchors lately? Take a photograph and email it to me at If it’s good (i.e., bad) I’ll post it.

Observing the following guidelines will also be much appreciated:

  1. Include the location. Let me know specifically where you found this jive-ass anchor.
  2. Credit or no credit? Let me know if you’d like credit for the photo and, if you would like credit, include your name in your email and I’ll credit you as the “finder” (I will not suggest that you built the anchor!). If you don’t want credit I’ll post it as an anonymous submission.
  3.  Send a large, high quality photo. We want to be able to see the jive-ass anchor you’ve captured in clear, crisp detail.
  4. Describe what we’re seeing. It’s not always easy to see all of the detail in a photograph or to fully grasp the context. So describe what we’re seeing in the photo. How is the anchor constructed? Where is it constructed and what is it being used for? What about it looks jive-ass to you?
  5. Protect the guilty as well as the innocent. Please avoid including people in your photo–especially if the people can be identified or recognized, and even more especially if that recognizable person built the jive-ass anchor. We don’t want to ridicule, demean, or defame anyone for building a poorly constructed anchor. We’ve all done embarrassing things at some point, and we understandably would prefer not to have those embarrassing things publicized. For the same reason I won’t publish the name(s) of anyone who constructs a jive-ass anchor. The point here is to learn from other’s mistakes, not to make fun of them.

Happy jive-ass anchor hunting!


1 thought on “Send Me Photos

  1. Hayden Moore

    Location: Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Mineral Wells, TX
    No credit needed

    Here we are seeing an anchor that has been placed into a single bolt. It is not redundant. Moreover, its a QuickDraw, extended by a nylons sling, extended by another QuickDraw, extended by a dyneema sling that is rubbing on the edge of the cliff. Dyneema is known for its ability to withstand friction! This anchor was being used for toprope. Not SRENE.


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