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News Cap Reef, Cassidy Arch Cyn, Loose Bolt first rap anchor

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. ratagonia


    Mount Carmel, Utah
    There was a report that one of the two 1/2" bolts for the first rappel in Cassidy Arch Canyon was spinner. Local Guide Steve Howe ran up there today (with a wrench) to take a look. Here is his report:

    Hey, I jogged on up to the Cassidy drop-in with a six-inch crescent wrench. Right-side bolt just loose, not hole-stripped. The hole’s a little bit enlarged around the rim, but I could tighten the assembly to max no problem. It’s good as long as it stays tight, but there’s a ton of goombah, commando-style rappers going thru Cassidy, and nobody ever checks the anchors, so they get can get used when loose. I usually carry a small wrench on Cassidy trips (50+/season) and any bolted gorge. Most canyoneers should. If this turns into a spinner, I’d think about a thicker mechanical bolt, as a first step. At present, it’s fine. SH

    Thanks Steve.
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