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Feb 12, 2010
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So whenever I clean a route it spend a lot of time scrubbing with a wire brush, besides from burning the lichen off (which isnt an option I am willing to try) or using a power tool does anyone else have any suggestions to make it easier? matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Joined Nov 20, 2008
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Feb 12, 2010
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accept that cleaning is hard work.

stiff wire brushes blasts away the lichen well. but careful as too much could polish/glaze the rock. especially the copper brushes.

whisk broom for large areas. great for dirt in cracks.
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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Feb 12, 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: Figuring out the beta on The Alchemist
yeah i know cleaning is hard work and that it is part of the adventure of a new route... i just have been doing more cleaning then climbing lately... i want it the other way around. matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
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