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Sep 19, 2012
Was out walking my dog the other day at The Gun Club. I notices a couple new routes went up and a couple old routes with bolts/hangers removed. Are they being replaced or just being removed? Also if you plan on climbing up there keep in mind some of the hangers are gone but the bolts remain and on some routes the bolts and hangers are gone completly. If someone is replacing bolts PLEASE replace those rusted top "hooks"! Justin.Trayford
Joined Jul 16, 2011
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Sep 20, 2012
why don't YOU replace them? Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
Joined Apr 21, 2009
509 points
Sep 20, 2012
Skiing around.
Justin- thanks for giving the community a heads up.

Jon is right though, it always makes me laugh when I hear statements like
"Why don't THEY fix these anchors?"
"Why don't THEY fix these trails?"
etc....To all climbers everywhere....WE are THEY!
Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 13, 2006
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Sep 20, 2012
One Trad Ass Motherfucker
if HE has to ask, then THEY don't want his ass anywhere near the task at hand!!!! Not EVERYONE is capable of bolting/replacing fixed gear...and I am happy that not everyone thinks they are...way better he asks then assumes he knows how...right!?! MountainManny
From Idaho Springs
Joined Mar 20, 2012
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Sep 20, 2012
beck on limestone
I haven't been to the Gun Club in so long. How do you get there now with all the development?
As I remember there were some good lines there but sharp desert limestone. I didn't like the open cold shuts then either. Expect they haven't improved with age.
Maybe route renovation something to do this winter when it's cold to climb elsewhere. Removing the bolt, pulling the sleeve and replacing the 5 part Rawl in the same hole takes some tools and a little experience. Justin, likely you're right to defer from the task.

Thanks for bringing it to local attention.
Thomas Beck
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined Feb 5, 2006
862 points
Sep 21, 2012
Skiing around.
I agree replacing bolts isn't a job for everyone, however, it seems common to me to hear people wonder why bad bolts don't just magically get fixed.

Thomas - 215 to Cheyenne exit westbound
Cheyenne turns into Cliff Shadows and becomes northbound.
head west (left) at Alexander.
Where Alexander ends is a new parking area with restrooms.
hike 5 minutes from there.
Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 13, 2006
2,147 points
Sep 23, 2012
I have never bolted or replaced bolts and lack the tools and experience to take on that task. I prefer to donate money to the access fund instead. I didn't see any bees up there either but they might have been on the other side of the cliffs I was walking. Justin.Trayford
Joined Jul 16, 2011
20 points
Sep 24, 2012
WHat kind of epoxy do you use? Eric-D
From Las Vegas, nv
Joined Sep 19, 2010
376 points
Sep 24, 2012
me
MountainManny wrote:
if HE has to ask, then THEY don't want his ass anywhere near the task at hand!!!! Not EVERYONE is capable of bolting/replacing fixed gear...and I am happy that not everyone thinks they are...way better he asks then assumes he knows how...right!?!

+1
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From Reno, NV
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