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Closeup of the new rappel anchor at the top of the...
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By Steve Levin
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 27, 2007
This anchor was (obviously) needed, and thanks Ron, Greg and Bob.

Just a thought: for high traffic rappel routes wouldn't a double ring be better? I'm sure this Fixe stainless ring is very strong, and suitable at the time of installation. But even stainless will wear over time from repeated rope friction. IMHO redundancy in an anchor should extend to the rope interface. On several occasions I have seen carabiners at this anchor left to back up the single ring, by climbers who seem to agree.

By Kevin Stricker
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 28, 2007
For rappells the ring will last for many years, once it starts to look worn you can add a quicklink in its place.
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Closeup of the new rappel anchor at the top of the Upper Ramp.

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".

Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Aug 21, 2006
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