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Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading this route a fall would ground out and second bolt is two spooky moves higher (5.6ish). Bolts are getting old (pic = 2010) and sorta scary.

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By Eric Bratschun
Aug 17, 2010

cool pic. This route looks thin from this perspective- Wish you had some close ups of those sketchy bolts!

By Rick Shull
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From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Aug 17, 2010

Although it is named Centipede in the guidebook, it was named Clicking Barnacles by the FA team. Many of the corroded looking 1/2" 5 piece bolts used at Promontory and other Redwood Coast crags tend to be in better shape than they appear. Attempts at chopping them in order to replace them with titanium glue-ins proved to be very difficult. The threads were rusted enough to prevent unscrewing and all efforts to "pull" the bolts resulted in failure of the surrounding rock rather than the bolt. When I ground the heads off some of these bolts they generally had a veneer of rust covering solid metal. Still, it is recommended to climb within your limits on the coastal sandstone so as not to press your luck too much.

By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Oct 12, 2010

Yah Sure-those still be good bolts, Cap'n! What strikes me about this foto is that incredible thin crack of Blackbeard's Tears surmounting the curling wave roof. I am still waiting to hear if anyone has freed it!

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Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading this route a fall would ground out and second bolt is two spooky moves higher (5.6ish). Bolts are getting old (pic = 2010) and sorta scary.

Submitted By: Rodney Ley on Aug 15, 2010