Route Maintenance??

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Route Maintenance??

Postby Climber Fitz » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:33 am

My wife and I are now living in the Red and will obviously be climbing here all the time. So as to not be a total bottom feeder, we have already done a little bit of trail and road maintenance. However, we have and will continue to come across route maintenance issues, mainly loose, bad or rusty hardware. I would be more than happy to fix any of these issues, but I do not want to step on any toes or do anything that does not fit within the local norms for the area (bolt types, ethics, etc...). So, my question is, who shall I contact in regard to such maintenance issues? Thanks for the info and very glad to be a part of the community! :D
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Re: Route Maintenance??

Postby MikeWilkinson » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:32 pm

Welcome! Thanks for giving back and making an effort to be a contributing member of the community.

I'm not the authority on route maintenance, so hopefully someone will chime in who can speak to this better than I. There are lots of properties and therefore property owners here so at the risk of spreading mis-information, my understanding is that you are encouraged to do the following:

- tighten any spinners you encounter
- yank mank gear
- carry quick links with you, leave as needed when an anchor needs it
- report route issues here (on the page of the route) but also report it to badbolts.com

Some further reading: http://www.rrgfgi.com/
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Re: Route Maintenance??

Postby DrRockso » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 am

That covers it Mike! We are doing our annual rebolting day in August this year. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449 ... 49-rebolt4 we need people with and without prior rebolting experience. If you have questions about replacing bolts send me a message.
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Re: Route Maintenance??

Postby Climber Fitz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 am

Thanks for the response! I would be happy to help out in any way I can. I do have bolting experience(&30+ yrs. climbing) however, I have never rebolted. I'm sure there are do's, don'ts and tips that I need to learn. Let me know when the event is and I'll see ya there!

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Re: Route Maintenance??

Postby DrRockso » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:22 pm

The day is set for August 11th, follow the link in my previous link if you'd like to sign up.
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Re: Route Maintenance??

Postby Climber Fitz » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:02 pm

I'm all signed up, see ya there!
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