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  1. Here's a link to the craigslist ad. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/spo/3218046163.html Craigslist
  2. Here's a link to the craigslist ad. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/spo/3217983070.html Craigslist
  3. Well done again. How do those bolts look on those 1980's full length sports routes? I had a problem with some old Greg Child bolts last year.
  4. Nice pictures. Wow. Perhaps I should have given them a good pull test first eh? As for any confusion about a second bolt hanger, there were two for sure. The second and third bolts of "Calling Wolfgang", according to the guide. The first caught my fall. No doubt we were confused however, I stumbled around the base for about ten minutes before I even took my shoes off prattling on about the fall looking for my glasses while a calm stranger bandaged me up. I was also confused as to how I wasn't dead. Folks may want to examine and replace rap stations and sport routes on trade routes at Index. When I can climb again I'll be happy to help!
  5. The bolt hangers that broke were lost in the woods and couldn't be recovered. If someone is so motivated they're most likely below the small cliff that's below the base of the routes. I imagine the rest of the bolts are poor too so you can examine those when the bolts get replaced. My guess is the freeze thaw action from the last 20years? (yikes) wore them out.
  6. Trip: Index Broken Bolt Hangers (Sport Wall) - Calling Wolfgang Date: 8/23/2009 Trip Report: While climbing the route "Calling Wolfgang" on the Upper Town Wall at the Sport Wall area I took a 40-50 fall nearly hitting the ground. My fall was the result of not one but two bolt hanger failures. After climbing to the 3rd bolt approximately 45 feet up I weighted the bolt with body weight to clean holds and scout pro placements above. Upon weighting the bolt I immediately popped away from the cliff as the hanger broke. To my surprise I continued to fall as the second bolt hanger broke as well. I scraped against a small ledge and came to a stop a few feet above the ground. Bruised and well scraped up but not broken. Very lucky. If anyone is considering climbing routes on this wall I would proceed with caution. This was my first trip up any of the routes on the Sport Wall and I have no idea what the condition of any other bolts may be. I encourage folks to spread the word about the possible condition of old bolts at Index (or elsewhere for that matter). Keep in mind this hanger failed under BODY WEIGHT. Many thanks to the two climbers who saw the fall and helped to bandage me up. Be careful out there people. Climbing is dangerous.
  7. While climbing the route "Calling Wolfgang" on the Upper Town Wall at the Sport Wall area I took a 40-50 fall nearly hitting the ground. My fall was the result of not one but two bolt hanger failures. After climbing to the 3rd bolt approximately 45 feet up I weighted the bolt with body weight to clean holds and scout pro placements above. Upon weighting the bolt I immediately popped away from the cliff as the hanger broke. To my surprise I continued to fall as the second bolt hanger broke as well. I scraped against a small ledge and came to a stop a few feet above the ground. Bruised and well scraped up but not broken. Very lucky. If anyone is considering climbing routes on this wall I would proceed with caution. This was my first trip up any of the routes on the Sport Wall and I have no idea what the condition of any other bolts may be. I encourage folks to spread the word about the possible condition of old bolts at Index (or elsewhere for that matter). Keep in mind this hanger failed under BODY WEIGHT. Many thanks to the two climbers who saw the fall and helped to bandage me up. Be careful out there people. Climbing is dangerous.
  8. Trip: Index - Japanese Gardens Date: 6/11/2009 Trip Report: My partner and I climbed the full Japanese Garden today. We found quite a bit of dirt on the last two pitches but we cleaned them out and now they're good to go. They are cleaned and chalked right now so if you're lookin' to do the full JG go get on it right now before it rains and they get dirty again! Gear Notes: You can rap safely with one 70m. Bring thin gear. Approach Notes: can't miss it
  9. 8-ML-61942-ML- Moving to BC forum
  10. Trip: Slesse - NE Buttress Date: 8/14/2008 Trip Report: As of Thursday there was plenty of ice left in the pocket glacier. My buddy and I decided to take our chances by crossing before daylight. Everything came up sevens but my advice would be to sit it out this year or wait for much colder temps. We got lucky. I don't think the ice will totally melt out of there this year. Also the gate at Slesse creek road was firmly locked. There was a big washout about 3 miles up the road. The climbing was great of course and we found plenty of water on route. Gear Notes: Bring lots of #.5-#1 camalots
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