Exactly... you can even see the dreaded "crumble" effect in that video! The rock looks pretty non-sandy too by Indian Creek standards. I've had that happen first-hand several times while belaying, always with yellow alien or smaller... scary as hell but resulting fortunately in only minor injuries, sprained ankles etc. Moral of the story: place significantly more pieces in soft sandstone thin cracks than you would on bomber granite or quartzite!! Especially if using Aliens or TCUs.caribe wrote: Wait until the end to see exactly what rips out of this crack.
Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
Could've just posted that & saved a bunch of keystrokes.dustonian wrote:...but I'm kind of a puss and don't fall that often on gear. Batguano is a lot more of a bad ass and he's still alive, so...
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Either way, rebar is on my "to do" list as well so hit me up if you are lacking in partners, I have some small gear too. I don't mind falling on your alliens.
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