Reminder to always check anchors, no matter how new they are

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Reminder to always check anchors, no matter how new they are

Post by T2 » 15 Jun 2021, 12:20

The following was shared by Luen Warneke in the Canyoning Far North / North Queensland facebook group.
Just a reminder to check the integrity of the anchor on each trip. This includes checking the length of webbing, even if you placed it the day before. In the past couple of years, several parties have placed webbing only to come back the next day (or the next week) to find that the webbing has been damaged.

White-tailed rats are at home in the Paluma Range National Park, and rats like nibbling and tasting plastic. A lot of these reports have occurred in the lower section of Crystal Canyon.

Also note: for those of you who do a lot of sandstone canyoning (i.e., the blueys), please remember that NQ has a lot of granite that can bear sharp edges. Use rope protection and/or bleed/creep/milk the rope when possible. Be wise, and rig for rescue.
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