Ever wonder what it's like to set up one of those high ropes set across a ravine? How about getting across it? It's just another basic skill we learn about in the ICC.
The primary anchor was insane. We generate a LOT of force on both sides of the tyrolean due to the fact that it approaches a 180 degree angle. Therefore, we BEEF up that primary anchor with way, way too many pieces. That's partially for redundancy, and partially because we are anchor building geeks.
The high strength tie off is about 4 wraps around a rock on the other side.
The rope runs from the tie-off through the primary anchor, then up into a 3-to-1 raising/lowering system.
I just set my GoPro HD helmet cam over to the side and took a picture every 5 seconds until it ran out of juice.
Filmed at Horsethief Butte State Park in Southern Washington.
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