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More new bolts / hardware in Sandthrax Canyon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, May 29, 2019.

  1. ratagonia

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    @Sandemonium said:

    Just went through Sandthrax for my first time on May 24th and came across a very new looking camouflaged Metolius rap bolt with a shiny quick link on it, a few feet or so above the first drilled angle in the canyon ( sorry no picture )

    This is the drop just before the crux upclimb, and we found it to be one of the best downclimbs.

    I'm guessing this was installed for this rescue,
    Any more experienced Sandthraxers know how long it has been there? or how long it will stay?
    ....

    We downclimbed just up canyon from that hardware and stemmed around the pothole before the crux- very cool, but there are many ways one could go

    I was surprised to see so much hardware in the canyon, especially the big shiny new bolt, but it sounds like this wasn't SAR installed...
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    Sandthrax has a rep, and seems to draw quite a few people who are not up for its challenges, and bring a bolt kit and are not shy of using it.

    We have removed some bolts in the past, but...

    Tom
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