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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hank moon, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    Stuff removed on a recent trip through Mystery Canyon, ZNP:

    custodianeering.

    1. Odd anchor: found slung on a tree at the top of bare slabs, near the end of the "slot" section, directly above (50' or so) a now-obsolete 2-bolt anchor in the canyon. I recently saw a picture taken at this spot, with a person hanging on a rope that could have been anchored to the "odd anchor". I meant to ask about it, but can't find the picture now. I think it was posted on Bogley.

    2. Kevin retrieved this from the hanging pool just above mystery springs. It featured artwork that from a distance looked like a hair-metal band logo, but on closer inspection resolved into a Blackwater logo. Remember them? Ok how 'bout "Stryper" ?

    3. Kevin's carabiner, also fished from the booty pool, dropped from the top of the Mystery Springs rappel by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.

    4. Uh, can't remember where this turned up, but there were no treasure crumbs to be found.

    5. More pool booty, original price unknown.

    6 & 7. Found at the head of Mystery. I've heard of the alcohol/energy drink phenom, but didn't know it had spread to canyoneering. FDA alerted.


    Might be fun to see a trash* and graffiti removal column become a regular feature here.
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  2. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Not as organized and labeled as Hank's, but we pulled all this out of Pandora a week ago.

    pandora.
  3. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    oooh. some of that looks re-usable! lucky?
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  4. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Ah, yes. The red for sure (maybe as a Swiss seat - as some frown upon unnatural anchor colors). Just not for the BSA...:)
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    2065toyota

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    Mystery is the place to replenish. Last trip we pulled out an ATC, laying in the canyon and about 30' of webbing and 4 quicklinks
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  6. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    Yeah, I love the ATC concept for scrounge-aneering; highly droppable. :)
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  7. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    Ugg, I lost my Gopro in the narrows just below Mystery's last rappel last year.. :cry:
  8. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    From Fat Man's Misery, June 17 2013 -

    Not sure how we got SO MUCH. We replaced the 'fixed rope' in the swing-around room with a fresh piece of well-used rope.

    fatmansjunk.
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  9. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Smokestack Canyon (only 2 raps in this canyon), August 10.



    junk.
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  10. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Fat Man Misery this weekend.

    I was sad to see multiple webbing pieces, and ropes "strung" together in a continued attempt to get closer and closer...to the final drop in the fourth narrows, just before the potholes and confluence. And, it still wasn't close enough, resulting in a lot of rope grooves. Furthermore, the drop is just an easy partner assist down.

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  11. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    This is a sling we cut out from Cassidy Arch over memorial Day weekend. We used the Smooth Operator on this drop. fast efficient, no problems. P5210476.JPG
  12. Kuenn

    Kuenn

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    Sheesh, that looks like 11mm or bigger.

    Yikes! That red rope is some scary stuff...not exactly life-safety rated.
  13. Ram

    Ram

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    From Almost Mindbender exploration, which includes this tat from the last rap in Not Mindbender

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  14. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    there needs to be a Craigslist market for used webbing...
  15. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Pulled from South Fork of No Mans this past weekend.

    r.
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  16. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    Thanks for doing that, Mountaineer. Good rapide farm!
  17. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Lots of rapides! Most of this junk was washed down the canyon several hundred yards from the rap points.

    And found a biner to boot!
  18. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Ran through the Subway this fall with Courtney and AA, after climbing up SGA. Here is some of the junk we removed - Courtney carried out the other half, and tossed it before I got to the parking lot.

    subwayJunk.
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  19. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Went down the Grand Canyon in September, and only did two short technical canyons, BlackTail and Tatahoysa. I guess word is not out that black webbing is required in the GC. Also surprised to see so much junk in these two short canyons.

    grandcanyonjunk.

    C'mon people!
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  20. Rick Demarest

    Rick Demarest

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