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mr.radon

Most idiotic place you've found free gear?

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I'd like to see if anyone can beat these:

Most stupid place to get gear stuck (The Tooth):

A stuck cam on the "Tooth" of all places.

First the follower couldn't get it out on the way up, then the two couldn't get it out on rappel. I got it out on the first try - look before you pull guys.

Most gear left on route (4):

A few weeks ago we followed two guys up Diedra. I removed two nuts and my partner removed two nuts.

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4 ropes found stuck at Red Rocks. 2 on first pitch of Solar Slab Gully 2 on first pitch of Cat In The Hat. in both cases we soloed up to the anchor, dropped the ropes and solo downclimbed (one pitch 4th class one pitch 5.3).

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i cam 2 nuts on GNS. boootae! cam was jsut a little stuck and the nuts i think fell off the rack and landed (1) in a crack adn (2) on teh legde. shitty deal for them! grin.gif

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At the base of a Southern Yosemite dome:

1. rope piled at the base, with

2. new gri-gri and locker still on the rope

 

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babnik said:

cascadecrags. shocked.gif

 

not where you found idiots, but where you found gear... rolleyes.gifyelrotflmao.gif

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nonanon said:

Two REI lockers, two ovals and two sewn slings. All neatly clipped to two Metolius rap hangers...

 

That wouldn't be on Monkey face would it? Coz that's where I found two near new BD ovals clipped to... two Metolius rap hangers. blush.gif

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i have found whole top rope anchors left abandoned in the bluffs several times. also slings and biners threaded thru rap hangers at Pesahastin and in the Icicle.

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I found a little alien in a crack at the base of 3 Blind Dikes. Someone forgot their bottom anchor.

 

I found a 300 foot static rope in a rope bag in the middle of the street in a small midwestern city. I suspect someone forgot to secure it properly on the fire engine.

 

2 stoppers and 4 or 5 biners with REI price tags still on them on Chair Peak.

 

Found a full can of Rainer Beer at a bivy site on the Turtle last year. bigdrink.gif

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yea, well, i found three 24oz PBRs just above the Timberline Lodge on Hood last November. Stuck right in the snow, glistening in the sun, just waiting for me... bigdrink.gif

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Last time I was on the Tooth, there were 2 brand new cams stuck. We were going to retrieve them while rappeling, unfortunately there were lightning strikes happening so we had better things to do... frown.gif

 

Also saw a new rope hanging from a cliff about halfway up the approach to the east ridge of Forbidden, at the top of the snow finger, where there are a few moves on pebbly slabs or something. Not sure why anyone would have to leave a rope there?

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2 brand new double runners, a nut, a locker an oval, and 3 hero-loops set up as arapel anchor. About 4 feet from a bolted fixe rap anchor on Bugaboo spire. fruit.gif

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i dunno

 

i rarely keep any bootie gear i find. have found it all over. i just think cool! some poor sap lost something....and then move on with life....

 

tho the best was a set of offset aliens!! i sold those bastards and stay unemployed for another month!

 

 

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with Erik on this-

i just set shit up on an obvious rock, or nail it to a post and drive it into the middle of the trail

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Went for a walk by Garnet MT (a ghost town). After topping out on a rdge and seeing a little bench below and out of the wind, I went there and sat on the obvious rock. Right between my feet was a small jar of bud with a slightly rusted lid. Since I don't smoke, I threw it into the wind and watched it blow away.

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speaking of which...is the Petzel bent gate key lock carabiner yours or not? it was very shiny, has a certain color tape on it, and was perched too well to have been sitting long. btw, the freaking horizontal crack/ledge that shoots left from the dihedral on the NW face was hillarious. 50m+ around the north side...thought i was seeing SEWS before i turned around. do you or dru know what that thing is?

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gnibmilc said:

speaking of which...is the Petzel bent gate key lock carabiner yours or not? it was very shiny, has a certain color tape on it, and was perched too well to have been sitting long. btw, the freaking horizontal crack/ledge that shoots left from the dihedral on the NW face was hillarious. 50m+ around the north side...thought i was seeing SEWS before i turned around. do you or dru know what that thing is?

 

NOPE I DONT USE PETZL BINERS.....

 

I THINK THAT ROUTE IS THE BARBER POLE?? BUT I WOULD NEED A MORE CLEAR DEFINTION OF WHAT YOU SAW!!

 

NICE UPPER PITCHES EH??

 

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