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Author Topic: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!  (Read 1588 times)

rose

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Warning:   ROCKFALL
Dolt/Jolt is UNSAFE to climb on! 
A climber was at the Hinterlands on 5/13/13 and has indicated to the RCA that the climb JOLT lost its anchor unit, and that the upper rock corner has fallen to the ground.  It is believed that this happened over the weekend with the heavy rains. The tree and roots are still up there.  It is currently not a solid area, and should be avoided until further notice as there is potential for further rockfall.   Please share this notice.  More information to follow. 

Thank you!   

Rose 
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 10:25:49 PM by rose »
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: DOLT is UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 09:58:08 PM »

I was just climbing Dolt (and Jolt) last Sunday (May 12). Didn't see anything special and all looked good including anchors. Here is a pic of Dolt from that day:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971126_10151434367704157_1507604555_n.jpg
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 10:15:04 PM by rbirk »
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: DOLT is UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 10:09:08 PM »

Update: Appears to be to the top of Jolt. 
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 10:31:48 PM »

Just read on mountainproject:

By Kelsey Stavseth
Apr 28, 2013
Just a reminder, Jolt has loose rock! A piece broke under foot just under the anchors yesterday and landed near a crowd of people. Always wear a helmet when belaying!
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 06:25:43 AM »

Sad if it ruins Jolt, though I can't say that I'm surprised. 
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 06:46:05 AM »

Sacrifice three virgins and everything should be OK.

The next big scary chunk that will probably go is at the top of Lonesome Dove, another route where crowds of people hang out below. I have been tempted to go up there with the big bar, but once you start messing with it you have to complete the job. It will probably shear off some bolts too that will have to be replaced.
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »

Come on matt... no pics?   silly boulderers.... 
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 09:19:03 PM »

Whoah.. that's scary!! I may have been the last one on those anchors hanging on them, even taking some falls last Sunday afternoon!!
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »

Whoah.. that's scary!! I may have been the last one on those anchors hanging on them, even taking some falls last Sunday afternoon!!


lay off the ice cream there tubby ;)
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 10:25:56 PM »

And Ed called a few of my routes chossheaps,, HA :P
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 12:05:04 AM »

Whoah.. that's scary!! I may have been the last one on those anchors hanging on them, even taking some falls last Sunday afternoon!!
a little unnerving eh? know the feeling.... i was on Pathfinder on Whitehorse the day and a half before that huge flake below the tree came off.....definitely makes you think..... :o
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 10:34:25 PM »

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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 10:46:29 PM »

WOW!
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2013, 02:18:22 PM »

Found the Jolt anchors 60-70' downhill in the woods:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/934089_10151443339144157_2096987271_n.jpg


Holy Moly.... That's some rockfall!
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