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News Alcatraz bolts removed.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ram, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Ram


    Bob Allen, Mark Burnham and Dorothy descended Alcatraz and removed the 3 bolts in the canyon. The first two were not near any drop. The third and older one was at the drop 3/4 of the way through the canyon.

    The first two bolts, likely were placed when a drop was at that location. This is not uncommon to find a canyon changing, leading one to wonder why bolts are there (or webbing sometimes too, although more easily removed). Fixed anchors in dynamic systems.

    The final bolt was a single and old. The spot is considered a downclimb and/or capture. It is similar in difficulty to other drops in the canyon difficulty wise, although at first glance some would find it more intimidating. If you have made it that far, you will be fine there too.

    i understand the holes were patched with sand and epoxy.

    Opinions will vary about this. personally, I thank them for the effort to return the canyon to a more pristine state.
    ratagonia, Mike, mattwilliams and 2 others like this.
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