Abseiling Off a Pile of Stones!!!
Andy Spink demonstrates abseiling off a Cairn Anchor whilst on the UKCG canyoning fast track course.

A an open tape sling was wrapped around and girth hitched off a large ish stone with rocks piled on top and friction added by the tape sling extended over the rock edge, this provided adequate protection and could not be destroyed by pulling as hard as possible on the rope, although not standard practice in the UK this is quite commonly used in America where they struggle for anchors.

Rich Carlson from the American Canyoning Asssociation is over in the UK helping to set up the UK Canyoning Guides showing us different ways of anchoring and this was certainly food for thought!!

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