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Heather Hayes on a tricky section of pitch 1.
The start of pitch 2 (I thought the mantle onto the top of the Fort Apache Limestone was a tad harder than 5.8!).
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Not to be alarmist, but I noted the spiderwebbing series of hairline fractures that completely surround the closely spaced belay bolts- your sole security for starting the third pitch.
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By Larry Coats
Oct 24, 2010

I would be interested to hear from John and Chris about whether these cracks are new. We have seen this situation in Sedona before, where the expansion of the bolt sleeve has fractured the rock, at times actually flaking the entire bolt off the rock surface (Tarantula Tower 1st pitch). Just a heads-up that possibly these bolts should be evaluated since a failure would surely be a catastrophe.

By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 24, 2010

Glue-in's should be considered as a replacement. You're right about the hairline cracks as being a big concern.

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Not to be alarmist, but I noted the spiderwebbing series of hairline fractures that completely surround the closely spaced belay bolts- your sole security for starting the third pitch.

Submitted By: Larry Coats on Oct 24, 2010
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