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Author Topic: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!  (Read 1832 times)

Jeff

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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2013, 03:03:48 PM »

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Holy Moly.... That's some rockfall!
That's worthy of the alpine arena  :-\  --warning to those who think bolt anchors are "bomber"!
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »




Holy Moly.... That's some rockfall!
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That's worthy of the alpine arena  :-\  --warning to those who think bolt anchors are "bomber"!
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The bolts are still bomber I bet.

As Don Mellor wrote in an old Adirondacks guide: "The person who coined the phrase 'solid as a rock' has never been rock climbing."
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2013, 04:45:54 PM »

The anchor itself looked pretty solid still. Just the rock around it..

I like that last quote. Climbing yesterday outside for the first time since I was hanging on Jolt last Sunday was interesting. Topped out on b-b-buttress and looked at the anchor and thinking for myself, will this anchor now hold.. The huge rock at the start had just gone missing in the last few weeks. What next..
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 06:50:02 PM »

To Eyebolter-- your point is well taken-- and thanks for reminding me of Don Mellor's quote-- lots of truth there :) BTW I think a trad climber could now use those bolts as a decent ground anchor  :D
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013, 07:11:53 PM »

To Eyebolter-- your point is well taken-- and thanks for reminding me of Don Mellor's quote-- lots of truth there :) BTW I think a trad climber could now use those bolts as a decent ground anchor  :D

Pretty sure that could be a new top anchor for one of Bradley white's  hill side choss scrambles..
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2013, 07:35:33 PM »

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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 08:36:58 PM »

Created this before and after pic:

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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 09:45:38 PM »

That dosen't look too bad? the route might not be that hard to fix?
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2013, 10:58:29 PM »

New name for the route - Jolted. :)

Or Jilted :):)
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 07:13:56 AM »

...or Jilt
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2013, 11:55:17 AM »

Apparently a piece at the bottom of B-buttress came off too..  someone should get a hold of Jim to see what can/should be done about it..   folks with less experience on mtn project seem to be getting antsy to do "clean up"  work. 
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Re: Warning-ROCKFALL @ Hinterlands: Dolt/Jolt UNSAFE to climb on!
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2013, 02:37:46 PM »

We climbed b-b-buttress last Saturday and yes, the big block at the start fell off in the last couple of weeks and the start is way harder. We did our best cleaning it up but there is a lot of dirt there.
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