Attention canyoneers: After nearly two years of working on this, I now have in hand an approved permit to install a two-bolt and chain anchor at the big rappel by Abbey Arch on the Lomatium Route in the Fiery Furnace of Arches National Park. The problem is, I know nothing myself in regards to bolt installation, so I’m looking for a person with that knowledge to assist in completing this as well as two other volunteers to help with the installation. The permit is good through the end of May. We can select ANY day within that time frame to do this. The park has only asked that we try to provide up to a seven day advance notice. A park official may or may not accompany us. The permit allows a total of four persons to go in. The permit does not authorize that we access the Abbey Arch location by way of the full, standard Lomatium route. We’ll have to go in by hiking around the south and east sides of the Furnace. Once the installation is complete, we are authorized to test the bolts by rappelling down and taking the standard exit route out of the Furnace. The bolts MUST be a screw-in type. Glued types are prohibited. I will personally incur the expense for the two stainless steel bolts, hangers and chain and take responsibility for painting them to match the surrounding rock. I just need the expertise and help to do this. The holes will have to be hand drilled. I’m hoping that among those who can help, there will be someone with the appropriate drill. In have a very flexible schedule and can do this most any time – weekend or weekday. The permit is not linked to the daily Furnace quota, so we don’t have to be concerned about getting there and finding we won’t be allowed to go in. Access is guaranteed whenever we choose to do this. The person with the needed expertise will determine the day. If interested, respond either directly here, send a PM.