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by Neo
15 Aug 2018, 22:05
Forum: Trip reports
Topic: Pipeline
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Pipeline

Pfff. Choose your own adventure!
The thrill of abseil and canyoning is building a suitable anchor or backing one up.

Rookie grafitti.
by Neo
08 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Thoughts on single rope techniques and releasable anchors
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: Thoughts on single rope techniques and releasable anchors

Rich makes pretty good videos on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94wiY17I5-o Interesting version of a Munter tied off. I learnt the 'Super Munter' which locks the Munter by taking the tail around it to lock and a bite up through the carabiner, then the bite ties off with half hitches b...
by Neo
30 May 2018, 15:41
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What belay/rappel device do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: What belay/rappel device do you use?

Although an ATC doubles as a device for top belay and use in a haul.
by Neo
30 May 2018, 15:40
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What belay/rappel device do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: What belay/rappel device do you use?

Interesting to hear people don't just abseil on a 'belay' device.

So far I'm happy with the Verso. Cheers
by Neo
27 May 2018, 21:50
Forum: Lost and found
Topic: Camera found after two years lost in a canyon
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Camera found after two years lost in a canyon

That's a sketchy traverse in pic 3. The Santa hat is as good as a helmet :roll:
by Neo
27 May 2018, 21:43
Forum: Closures, access changes and condition reports
Topic: Long-term closure of Spring Creek Canyon (Bungonia)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Long-term closure of Spring Creek Canyon (Bungonia)

Sounds like a reaction at the time of the rock slide but it's still accessible/not closed? Shhh. Go safely where your skills and heart take you.
by Neo
27 May 2018, 20:59
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: Beal 10.5 static $2.70/m
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Beal 10.5 static $2.70/m

My first rope. Got 42m (2 spare). Beal 10.5 white with black dots. Collecting gear and experience so this was my budget choice. It is very nice to tie knots and abseil on and also happens to be the cheapest off the shelf (less another 10%). I tell a lie. My first climbing rope was 20m of 8mm from Pa...
by Neo
27 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What belay/rappel device do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: What belay/rappel device do you use?

Ok. I can see how a SQWUREL offers lots of friction options! The shape looks weak, but I'm sure it's strong. Did consider getting an 8 with hooks.
Have a diagram in my files of a dozen ways to rig a regular 8.
by Neo
27 May 2018, 19:06
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What belay/rappel device do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

What belay/rappel device do you use?

G'day New to canyons and abseil this 2018. I trained with a Petzl Reverso, tried a figure 8 briefly. Collecting my gear I picked the smaller Petzl Verso and love it for abseiling. Didn't need the extra bumps of a Reverso. Also now have an Axis 8 to practice with sometime as they are commonly used gu...
by Neo
27 May 2018, 18:58
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bushfire safety tips for canyoners
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Bushfire safety tips for canyoners

An excellent long read about bushfire behaviour T2! I remember a comment I read about sometimes there is more fuel in the gully due to generally more moisture there, but a rare situation where going high would be better. Makes total sense that the fire preheats and dries the bush above, also the sma...