I always carry an Israeli blood stopper.
The one time I used the bandage on my harness was for a handsaw "snakebite" on my knee. It just saved a trip to the ground for a band aid.
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Climbers hustling through a WC, breathing heavy, unwittingly showering the attentive judges below with their exhalations. Judges huddling to confer.
Personally, I'm looking at going for a setup day only to see how things unfold. Not interested in staying someplace overnight and incurring all...
Indiana doesn't believe in COVID 19. Their TCC is still scheduled for the end of August. Southern Chapter TCC is tentatively scheduled for September, and the Kentucky TCC is scheduled for mid October, although I'm the organizer and I'm skeptical about running a safe TCC while the virus is still...
I'm pretty sure the Indiana TCC is barrelling ahead with their event in Aug 28th at Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis.
For more information check teh website... https://indiana-arborist.org/climbingcompetition-3/
That looks like a horrible anchor point. Our guidelines for choosing a TIP would call for a minimum of 4" diameter, preferably around the main stem, and no more than 30 degrees past vertical. We also require a canopy anchor before cutting and a two person, static load test.
The union up to the...
Great post, Jeff! Its easy to have headlines make things look more dire than they really are.
My interest in the zigzag has still dropped off the cliff (no need to feel sorry for me!). I'm pretty confident in my ability to work a friction hitch!