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Title: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: tim03303 on September 22, 2013, 10:55:58 AM
Climbed on Webster Slabs yesterday (21 Sep).  Wandered between Lost and A Bit Short.  We saw lots of recent rock fall scars (maybe the rain last Thursday).  Didn't notice until the raps, the second pitch anchor of Lost in the Sun took a direct hit...  The right anchors on the same ledge are unscathed, as was all the other hardware we encountered.  Also beavers are building a pretty decent dam on the "side stream" after you cross the Saco.  A downed tree left (east) of the normal crossing spot makes a good bridge.
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: Admin Al on September 22, 2013, 11:13:00 AM
ThnX for posting this Tim. that's amazing that it just took out the hanger.  :P I wonder if the stud is still OK? I would guess it's not worth trusting...
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: Chinos on September 22, 2013, 09:07:38 PM
these scars were from awhile back. i didn't notice the smashed hanger tho! it looks like it all smashed down from the choss above the slabs.
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: perswig on September 23, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
that's amazing that it just took out the hanger.

Or one o' them beavers is sporting a new septum or nipple ring.
Maybe.

Dale
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: darwined on September 23, 2013, 08:40:11 PM
that's amazing that it just took out the hanger.

Or one o' them beavers is sporting a new septum or nipple ring.
Maybe.

Dale
  Yikes! A beaver with huge nipples.   :o  Must've been in town for the NAZCAH races.
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: Jack_Dorsey on September 30, 2013, 07:41:18 PM
Hi,

The last time that there was an issue with Lost in the Sun I went up and fixed it, but this time I won't as I'm no longer rock climbing. A few years ago I lost interest in technical climbing, gave away my route development gear and have moved on to other things.

Now at age 71 I'm still active but focusing on things more suitable for my advanced age like photography, kayaking, hiking, skate skiing and running road or trail races. Got a half marathon coming up the Sunday after next.

Jack
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: DLottmann on September 30, 2013, 09:38:29 PM
Well Jack sorry to hear that but thanks for your contributions! Iíve only done a couple of your routes they were all good.
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: smartpig on October 01, 2013, 12:26:49 AM
It was a pleasure and a privilege to climb with you Jack!
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: Admin Al on October 01, 2013, 06:52:44 AM
Jack:

thnX for the things that you did. They will be enjoyed for many years. Sounds like you're keeping busy and staying active, and that's great.
Title: Re: Rock Fall Damage, Lost in the Sun
Post by: perswig on October 02, 2013, 09:10:25 AM
I'll certainly add my thanks for your exploration and work.  Those Webster climbs are a staple annual pilgrimage for me.

Dale