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By Justin.Trayford
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"!


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By Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
Sep 20, 2012

why don't YOU replace them?


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By Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
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!


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By MountainManny
From Idaho Springs
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!?!


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By Thomas Beck
From Las Vegas, Nevada
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.


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By Darren in Vegas
From Las Vegas, NV
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.


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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Sep 22, 2012
Thumbtastic

I took a big bag full of glue-ins out there a few months ago to replace the rusted old open shuts at the anchors. Don't know if anyone saw this one on the news, but over at Lone Mountain around the same time, a guy got stung by killer bees, to the tune of 300+ stings. My group got swarmed and stung also; over beers at Tenaya afterward, I decided to let someone else deal with that shantytown of a clifffor the time being.

If anyone is serious about replacing anchors out there, glue-ins will last a lot longer and are a good choice for the area. I have bee traps for you to put out there first if the colony is still in the neighborhood.

Personally, I think that cliff is the best of the bunch of the low altitude easy access limestone, but it's still lame compared to the Trenches and those big rocks out on 159. There's a book about them I think-


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By Justin.Trayford
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.


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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Sep 24, 2012
Thumbtastic

The Access Fund doesn't fund bolt replacement, though it's a good organization to support as a climber.

The bees were everywhere in the canyon on my last trip, but sounds like they were all over the entire area, with the Lone Mountain incident in mind.

Your best bet is to keep bumping this forum with a list of what needs to be replaced, that way when someone gets the urge they have info to save them time and effort. I may end up getting out there for a rainy day at some point; there are other ASCA projects that are higher priority for me to finish at this point (and I'm out of epoxy at the moment for the glue ins).


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By Eric-D
From Las Vegas, nv
Sep 24, 2012

WHat kind of epoxy do you use?


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By slk
From Reno, NV
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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