stevetimetravlr Posted July 19, 2014 Share Posted July 19, 2014 You guys still think fixed pins are a good idea for pro out there? http://www.bolt-products.com/Glue-inBoltDesign.htm "A piton can only be trusted on the day it was placed and only the climber who placed can give an opinion on its reliability, anything else is only a guess.Reports of pitons found on the ground below climbs or being removed by hand within a few years of placing are commonplace and give a fair indication of their unreliability, as does the number of serious and often fatal accidents involvingin-situ pitons." I trust pins out there about as much as I trust the Lisa Lantz/ St. Of WA certified anchor bolts that have begun blowing out around the place. If clipping the retro anchors at Beacon, weight em and make sure they are not flexing, as there are several blown already in some bad locations. But then that's why the Park has so much time and money to micro mange these things that we shouldn't worry about it, it's all taken care of and out of our hands. Hold it, isn't that what they said when they started closing Beacon basically In its entirety to climbing, and artificially established a peregrine rookery on the south face, bringing in tons of bags of river stone onto Big Ledge, moving the peregrines from their long established rookery on the East face where no one ever climbs? And all so a biologist and his cronie could sit In their vehicles at the boat ramp and watch the birds thru binocs, instead of having to get off their and get out of their vehicle and actually do something? But hey, that's what our taxpayer dollars are for, and if these public servants want to squander our money and shut down resources and access, they know best. It sure makes the Rangers job allot easier....not. And it really helps with the parks revenue....again not. Unless you count the revenue for ticketing Kenny,for public indecency for being a dick a crime. That's not right!!! Hey, what else am I going to do when it's the middle of the night inChina and I can't sleep, besides get all long winded at cc.com. I'd rather be climbing. Hope you guys are getting some. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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