Loose bolt on The Rising at Muir Valley

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Loose bolt on The Rising at Muir Valley

Post by wilkes86 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:27 am

The roof bolt on The Rising at Muir valley is loose as of 3/26. I could spin the hanger on the bolt easily as well as move it a little bit side to side.

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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:45 am

Then tighten it.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:45 am

Or skip it.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:46 am

There are too many bolts there anyway.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:47 am

The guys that equipped that route suck. They are pansies so they added extra bolts.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:47 am

This means that you do not need that bolt anyway brah.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:48 am

Carry a wrench.
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Post by Solomon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:48 am

Or smack a bitch.
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Post by Cliff Heindel » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:39 am

you need your own blog, excellent commentary
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Post by marathonmedic » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:24 pm

Where on the route is that? I know you said it's the 3rd, but is it the same one that people keep whipping on as they pull the lip? Seems like it's loosened before.
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Post by bentley » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:55 am

Why is there such a problem with loose bolts and or bolts pulling out at Muir?
We visisted the Solarium this past week and we told of 2 bolts pulling on routes there. It seems this is becoming a serious problem in Muir.

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Post by Sunshine » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:20 am

Blake and I were at Rebel Camp yesterday. When Blake did this route he noticed the roof bolt was very loose. He tighten it about 5 turns with his fingers and proceeded to send. The bolt above the roof was also loose. The hanger had turned in such a way as to cause the nose of biner to be loaded against the rock. Not good! On my go I took my wrench and fixed the pitch.
Another disturbing thing at this wall was that most of the quick links on the anchors were not tight. Most had numerous threads showing. One was completely unscrewed. They apparently had never been properly tighten during installation! At least four people had climbed these routes before us and had not even noticed. Someone is going to get hurt in the valley!
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Post by J-Rock » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:54 am

Hey Terry, why don't you take your own advice and contact the developers or send them a pm first? You advocate this and it is a great idea yet it was not done because you would rather stir up shit.
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Post by Sunshine » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:18 am

Is it OK that proper work is not being done by others?
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Post by dhoyne » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:50 am

bentley wrote:Why is there such a problem with loose bolts and or bolts pulling out at Muir?
We visisted the Solarium this past week and we told of 2 bolts pulling on routes there. It seems this is becoming a serious problem in Muir.
Climb trad, or give thanks that someone donated the money and time to set up the route in the first place. A simple email to any of the route setters to notify them is sufficient. Insulting the route setters by claiming that people are going to get hurt on their routes gets nothing done besides spreading panic.

I for one am grateful for all the hard work, time, and finances donated to those that are developing Muir Valley.

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