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|Location:||41.6155, -124.115 View Map Incorrect?|
|Administrators:||Rick Shull, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By:||Rick Shull on Jan 16, 2007|
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By Taylor Morrow
May 25, 2011
|This area needs some work really bad, although the info says the bolts have been replaced i really didnt see any sign that they had. Also the trail is over run with nettle(still bad) not poison oak, but not a nice trail to travel on. It is much easier to walk from the beach, if traveling from the south (arcata) you will see the crag and the Promontory, use the beach parking and walk to the crag. But be warned that there is poison oak once you are at the base of the rocks. Lastly the bolts are all very rusted and in bad shape, i did not see any climbs i would feel safe to lead or would TR using the anchors.|
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
May 25, 2011
I would urge you to coordinate with anyone who might climb regularly at this special place, perhaps talk to Rick about the condition of the bolts, and decide who has the capital, inclination, and time to re-bolt these amazing lines. Rick thought the ones at the Promontory looked bad, but were actually very solid and since I and others put these routes up all at roughly the same time, I wonder if the bolts at Footsteps fall under the same category.
As an alternative, you might consider just doing FA's, like a traverse around the South Step.