Ondra Patrol

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Re: Ondra Patrol

Post by climb2core » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:28 pm

Ha ha.. that is funny, cause I had the exact same picture in my mind. Except he can't be in the car doing it because he is paying the valet $2.75 every 15 minutes to have his car parked. He is leaning up against some wall, by a store that his better half is in.

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Re: Ondra Patrol

Post by ynp1 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:59 pm

They put the bolts every 3 feet because the route are so steep they have to do them ground up, or if they are rap bolting them they also have to place them closely together so they stay close to the wall, and with in arms reach.

When they first bolted the mother load they did many of them ground up. They would place a bolt, then a rivet ( which I think many are still in the rock). The rivet is still putting a hole in the rock, but it is much smaller and quicker.

I do think it is funny to see all these new routes that are futuristic and the bolts are way closer together then many bolt ladders I have climbed...
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Re: Ondra Patrol

Post by dustonian » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:02 pm

Yep, on routes that hard there is no gear to place for directionals or intermediate bodyweight pieces, and you sure as hell don't want to try to hook on what may be one of the only holds in a particular section. Ondra was using RBs between the pro bolts he left as well.

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