WHIPTAIL

WHIPTAIL RETRIEVABLE ANCHOR $25.00

DESCRIPTION
The Whiptail is a releasable, retrievable anchor tool used in advanced canyoneering. It is primarily used in canyons that have unique rappelling situations in which the anchor placement or configuration may create a difficult rope pull. It also assists canyoneers with “ghosting”, the practice of Leave No Trace, which eliminates the need of leaving unsightly anchor building materials behind in a canyon.

PROPERTIES
 -Whiptails were developed and in use starting in 2013
 -Whiptails are made of non-breakable 3/8”thick Polycarbonate (Lexan)
 -You will need 1 large locking carabiner
 -You will need a 4-6 mm static pull cord

WHIPTAIL SET-UP FOR ALL BUT THE LAST RAPPELER

-Wrap rappel rope around anchor -Place an Upward Overhand Stone Knot on rope 
-Set Whiptail with the 90-degree bend facing down
-Center and pull the knot tightly around the Whiptail
-Use a carabiner as a safety and set a double fisherman knot as a backup

DEPLOYMENT OF THE PULL ROPE BY LMAR (last man at risk)

-Remove double fisherman and locking carabiner and reposition the stone knot towards the 90-degree bend
-Hold on firmly to the pull cord where it attaches to the Whiptail at the 90-degree bend
-Throw the pull cord down canyon, making sure pull cord is free from obstacles and clear of the line of the rappel
-Make sure the 90 is facing down and away from you
-LMAR is now ready to rappel!

RETREAVAL

Once LMAR joins canyoneering companions at the bottom of the rappel, the Whiptail can be retrieved with a firm steady pull.
Beware of falling rocks, rope and Whiptail!

WHIPTAIL RETRIEVABLE ANCHOR $25.00

WARNING - Advanced anchoring systems and tools such as the Whiptail require specialized training and practical experience on the ground before use in rappelling situations, so please follow these basic guidelines and acquire advanced canyoneering training before including the Whiptail on your canyoneering tool belt. Understanding the risks, eliminating hazards, and avoiding operator error is key for fun, safe canyoneering experiences. Please refer to the enclosed guide for proper setup and use. There are numerous other websites and videos online that you can refer to for more information on these types of tools and their inherent risks.

IN WE GO CANYONEERING DISCLAIMER - Canyoneering is dangerous. In We Go Canyoneering shall not be held liable for misuse of products. It is the responsibility of anyone using products or techniques herein, to obtain proper instruction and training from a qualified professional. Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death. Follow instructions that are provided and use gear properly and for its intended purpose. Inspect gear before each use and seek professional recommendations if uncertain about gear’s condition.