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Author Topic: Whitehorse fixed gear maintenance?  (Read 177 times)


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Whitehorse fixed gear maintenance?
« on: October 06, 2008, 07:09:48 AM »

I have been looking at a few aging belays and bolts on Whitehorse for years now.  It seems only the commonly guided routes have updated gear.  I'm sure there are more but my recent count of routes that have old gear are:

   - Standard (@ 5.7 move)
   - Standard Direct (belays)
   - Interloper (belays)
   - Wedge (3rd belay)

What's the policy for replacing this stuff? 

Should we start a local fund to buy hardware? 

Since the guides don't use these routes much I don't think they will put up the $$ anytime soon.


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Re: Whitehorse fixed gear maintenance?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 08:21:29 AM »

Last time up Sliding Board I thought much of the stuff was ancient too.Speaking of ancient,my eyesight is such that even finding the bolt(s)on the 5.8r pitch of Interloper is impossible in the sun,often enough it's forty feet left or right and already below me when spotted.We spend most of our time trying to figure out where to go.
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Re: Whitehorse fixed gear maintenance?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 11:57:08 AM »

The local MRS has a drill and cache of bolts specifically for the purpose of addressing bolt and anchor replacement. If this is something that you are interested in helping with you should contact Rick Wilcox at International Mountain Equipment.

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