Bolts Blowing

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Bolts Blowing

Post by pigsteak » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:37 pm

I heard that a bolt blew completely out of the rock today in Muir. Any details?
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by jaseym01 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:09 pm

The rock around the second bolt on Psycho Billy Cadillac blew out today. There was a minor head scrape involved but no major injuries and all parties were able to continue climbing, however it was a close call. I am sure there will be more details to follow.

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by weber » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Thank you for the report, albeit indirectly.

We will be taking a look at this area next weekend and assessing the problem.

Please be reminded that the waiver you sign to climb in Muir Valley includes this clause:

"If I am involved in an accident involving injury or observe any unusual hazard during my visit to Muir Valley I agree to bring such accident or hazard to the attention of Muir Valley, LLC immediately by contacting Rick Weber at [email protected]"

This is also included in the Rules and Guidelines posted on the Muir Valley kiosk.

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by ynp1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:46 pm

Not in muir valley! I could see it happening any where else, BUT NOT MUIR VALLEY!

I am done with leading. I will only TR through bolts with them backed up to a tree.
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by pigsteak » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:23 pm

good to know a-holes are consistent to their stripes.
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by ynp1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:21 pm

I am glad to know the waffler is consistently jumping from one side of the line to the other... BOLD!
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by climb2core » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Whiny Peon,
What is your problem with Muir Valley and the Webers? If you don't like what they are doing with THEIR property, then STFU and just climb somewhere else.

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by KD » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:46 pm

I was watching Stevie Wonder at Hustons' funeral and I swear he's peeking under those sunglasses.

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by rjackson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:09 pm

Just wanted to post up that the incident was reported to Rick with a full report within an hour after his post. I spent this morning photographing and processing images as well as documenting the events of the incident so that he would have a better understanding of what had happened before I contacted him. There was nothing that I would classify as an injury nor was there any hazard to others, or I would have made contact immediately.

There was, however, a close call.

As mentioned, the rock around the second bolt at the lip of the roof on Pyscho Billy Cadillac did indeed fail when I weighted the bolt/hanger/draw for a "take" with the aforementioned at my waist. The rock immediately failed, and had I not had an attentive belayer (thank you Jeff Neal!) I would surely have decked. As it is, we merely had a close call with a scrape and a bruise. A "very" close call. (And I was not the first one on the route this day. Jeff had weighted the same bolt not 20 minutes prior.) Once we had determined what happened and that all parties were OK we collected the evidence, red-tagged the route and got on with our day.

Rick and the developer will be examining the route and will make any determinations.
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by KD » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:27 pm

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by rjackson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:29 pm

Sometimes you're funny Kevin. Sometimes you're not...
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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by KD » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:30 am

Its all good brah

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by kneebar » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:17 am

Was it a dynabolt gold?

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by weber » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:33 am

kneebar wrote:Was it a dynabolt gold?
Yes. 5-piece grade 5.

It was the rock that failed, not the bolt. Any type of bolt placed here—glue-in or mechanical—would have experienced the same demise. In this case, the bolt and hanger remained completely intact.

Some Corbin sandstone consistency = Ritz crackers. And what choss lurks underneath the surface is anyone's guess. We've measure compressive strengths of sandstone examples here anywhere from about 200 psi to over 4000 psi.

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Re: Bolts Blowing

Post by Jeff » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:15 am

Pay attention and be alert out there. This happened so fast and un-expectadly. Very happy things turned out as they did though because if anything was done differently, the outcome could have been much worse.

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