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Eldorado Anchor Proposals

 
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Location of proposed bolt anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Location of proposed bolt anchor.
Proposed bolted rappel anchor at the top of the Upper Ramp on Redgarden Wall. <br /> <br />The proposed anchor is about 5' left of the tree.  There is a solid slab of rock in which to place the bolts, and a good ledge to stand on.  Bolts are in vertical alignment per the recommendations in the FHRC guidelines.
BETA PHOTO: Proposed bolted rappel anchor at the top of the Up...
Closeup of the proposed bolt locations.
BETA PHOTO: Closeup of the proposed bolt locations.
The easiest approach to the proposed anchor is shown by the dots. <br /> <br />As you're heading towards the anchor, downclimb the right side of the slab and traverse left on a good ledge. <br /> <br />No need to climb to the top of the slab and then downclimb next to the tree.
BETA PHOTO: The easiest approach to the proposed anchor is sho...
Bolt anchor proposals to replace tree anchor near top of Upper Ramp. <br /> <br />The lower anchor proposal is about 1.5m above and 2m left of current tree anchor on a good ledge. Access to this anchor is via a gully that starts near the EL 100 tree. <br /> <br />The higher anchor proposal is about 7m above and 3-4m right of current tree anchor at the top of the ridge. <br /> <br />
BETA PHOTO: Bolt anchor proposals to replace tree anchor near ...
New bolted rappel anchor replacing the tree anchor on the southwest face of the Wind Tower.
BETA PHOTO: New bolted rappel anchor replacing the tree anchor...
The new bolted rappel anchor at the top of the Upper Ramp. Installed 8/21/06. <br /> <br />Traverse in from climber's left to avoid using the tree to downclimb. <br /> <br />The rope pull is clean with little friction.  The rope only contacts the rock at the edge of the dropoff (where this photo was taken). <br /> <br />The old tree anchor is just to the right.
BETA PHOTO: The new bolted rappel anchor at the top of the Upp...
Closeup of the new rappel anchor at the top of the Upper Ramp. <br /> <br />The anchor is a Fixe Traditional Rap anchor (Stainless Steel, Tan #037-T) and two Rawl-Powers 5-piece stainless-steel bolts, 3/8" x 3.5".
BETA PHOTO: Closeup of the new rappel anchor at the top of the...
Greg Hand on the first rappel from the new anchor at the top of the Upper Ramp. The rope line will be well below the tree branch once Greg is below the edge of the dropoff. <br /> <br />The slings of the old tree anchor are visible just below the rope.
BETA PHOTO: Greg Hand on the first rappel from the new anchor ...