ReBolting the Mother Lode

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by drifter » Tue May 31, 2011 3:20 pm

I'll donate for the Madness. Maybe I can finally do it with good bolts!

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by dustonian » Tue May 31, 2011 3:24 pm

Awesome, thanks Brent!!!

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by the lurkist » Tue May 31, 2011 7:02 pm

This from Team Suck. We have committments if not out right $2500. Probably more by now. I knew this would go quick. Thanks for getting this done.

I would propose if this goes down as smoothly as it seems, we export it as needed to other needy cliffs.
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by Rollo » Tue May 31, 2011 9:01 pm

I'm gonna wait till it all gets done.... then i'm gonna pull 'em. It's the right thing to do. I can't climb anything there anyway.
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by Rollo » Tue May 31, 2011 9:03 pm

If i gotta saw-cut a one foot cube of sandstone out to get those pesky wave bolts out i'm doin' it.... it's the right thing to do.

SAVE THE LODE!!!!
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by Rollo » Tue May 31, 2011 9:06 pm

SAVE THE LODE from wave bolts.... they are as bad as hammocks with DOGS in them!!!!
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WITNESS THE RAPE OF NATURE!!!!
YOU DON'T WANNA RAPE NATURE DO YOU?!?!?!?






OK i'm done now. :shock:
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by the lurkist » Tue May 31, 2011 9:26 pm

I want to mention this clarification. This effort was initiated, facilitated and moved forward by Dustonian. Others have talked about it for years, but he is a man of action. Thanks buddy.
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by dustonian » Tue May 31, 2011 9:57 pm

All in hopes of someday laundering the jock of the great Lurkist. Actually, now that you are almost a mighty attending, if you happen to have a stupid blonde medical student rotating through your ward in about three years, remember all the time I lavished on this project instead of memorizing the universe for Step 1...

In reality folks this is all Lurk's baby. We just happened to be on the same page one day in the grimy Staph habitat known as the UK med center cafeteria. I'm just a (not so) young squire helping the great wizard with some logistical issues, of which there are many on a project of this scale.

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by climb2core » Tue May 31, 2011 10:48 pm

.... and so the story comes to a regrettable but magical end. The Lurkist and Dustonian skipped into the forest hand in hand. ;)











Hats off to both of you.

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by dustonian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:08 pm

First off, I want to thank everyone big-time for the support so far--we are just past halfway to the cost of this huge project. Don't worry, any additional funds will be used by TeamSuck for keeping other routes safe in the Red, including Jeff Neal's ongoing SSGI campaign at FRC and a few other spots, including the Shire (thanks Jeff!!).

Also thanks to Blake Bowling for all the help not only with rebolting routes all over the place, but also website and PayPal support via http://teamsuckclimbing.com/help/ ... Thanks as well to the Petzl/Climbing Magazine Anchor Replacement Initiative for chipping in materials & chain for new top anchors, and Ed Mank for a large pile of chain & steel biners to replace unsafe and sharp existing draws on routes.

Now, even though I know lots and LOTS more people have given money than the list below, I present the Adopt-a-Route list thus far, in the interest of drumming up a little more dough to reach our goal:

Rene Keyzer-Andre: 8-Ball
Saxman: BOHICA
heacocis: Chainsaw Massacre
THB: "whatever's not taken" (classic route!)
reachhigh: Rocket Dog
steep4me: $200, good for 3-4 routes!
climb2core: Stain
One-Fall: Take That, Katie Brown
jimmy: Skin Boat
drifter: The Madness
Elodie: Ale-8-One
dustonian: Resurrection
Artsay: Hoofmaker (seemed appropriate?)
caribe: Crescenta :lol:

Again, I know many other people have given lots of money and just didn't "announce" it on this thread, sorry I can't list you here as I don't have the PayPal info at present. If you had a specific route in mind to "adopt" with your donation, or just want to spray a little about how much dough you chipped in, please post it up here--even if you already donated!

Thanks again everyone and we'll be getting to work soon. And if you have placed glue-ins before and feel reasonably confident with your technique, please drop me or lurkist at PM... thanks to all those who have volunteered to help out already!

Finally, BIG thanks to our leading donor so far, William Page, who has pledged a whopping $1000 towards the cause! His son frequents the Lode and they had a great time hanging out here together last fall. Thanks again for your generous support William! :D

See y'all at the crag!!
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by Elodie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:06 pm

OMG! Ale-8!!!!!! I'm so excited!
What a gift!
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And I'm so psyched about all the goodwill and $$ raised.
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by heacocis » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:46 pm

I will take care of the hardware and re-equip Chainsaw.
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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by dustonian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:47 pm

Nice, thanks Isaac!

BTW--If anyone is looking for glue-in bolts, heacocis makes what may well be the best one out there... the "Wave" bolt. Send him a PM!

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by ReachHigh » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Awesome! good work everybody

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Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Post by dustonian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Also, I just learned from Blake that Bob Matheny has made a huge donation to the cause and is now the "local leader" (hand-in-hand with our generous patron from outside of the area) in our fundraising drive! Huge thanks once again to Dr. Bob, what else can we say about this guy?? There is truly a saint walking among us!

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