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By nature
May 10, 2012
Officially sushi is happening Saturday night.

I'm heading down early tomorrow morning and at a minimum I'm eating sushi tomorrow night as well (sushi tent will be set up).

Boxes of fishes arrive shortly.

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By john strand
From southern colo
May 10, 2012
Looks like 40 % chance of rain. We may be drinking early.

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 10, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
Yeah, I saw the weather forecast the other day, but it looks like less of a chance of rain there than in the springs, so it looks like I'm going to try and get down there. Is there still going to be a camping fee for us for the weekend or is it being waived for the volunteers? Does anyone know? Is there anything we need to bring tool wise to help out? I've never done something like this so it will be fun to help and learn this weekend. Thanks

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By john strand
From southern colo
May 10, 2012
I'm almost positive the fee is being waived for volunteers. A hammer, pry bar, blow tube and maybe some old rope.

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 10, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
What would you recommend for pry bar and blow tube? I could stop by the hardware store today and pick some stuff up maybe. I think i have a 3 pound sledge laying around somewhere. No problem for a rope

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 10, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
More specifically asking for do you go with a flat pry bar or a round wrecking bar?

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By nature
May 10, 2012
sweet! The fish from Hawaii and San Diego Arrived.

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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
May 11, 2012
Whats up with this weather coming in? NOAA shows it not looking too favorable for the weekend... what do you guys think?

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 11, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
I'm probably still going to go. Looks like the rain will come at night if it does at all.

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By john strand
From southern colo
May 11, 2012
Mike- i like a 24" pry bay with one end notched. The blow tube may be harder to find, the best ones look like a short turkey baster.

See you all Saturday

I hear a new gazebo has/will be built, so we can hide from rain.

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 11, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
Thanks John. I'll try and pick something up on my way out of town. Do you know if it's faster to cut through canon city or take I-25 down towards Walsenburg? I found some plastic tubing for a blow tube. Hopefully the weather will turn out better for us than the forecast here in C Springs. I look forward to catching up with the group and helping out

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By john strand
From southern colo
May 11, 2012
Some rain and stuff passing through now. Saturday looks better, only showers. Bob and a few others are there now.

Going Canon city can be a bit slow. i think Walsenberg/160 is better. You can head north out of Monte Vista or Del Norte, both have signs for the canyon.

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By Mike Howard
Administrator
May 11, 2012
RGG silhouette
I just talked to Bob, he says the sky is clearing. A few sprinkles but going away. Should be nice tomorrow with occasional shower. There are eight or nine parties in the campground tonight, and the sushi tent is up. I'll be there bright and early.

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By Mike Howard
Administrator
May 12, 2012
RGG silhouette
Gorgeous day in the St. Luis Valley. As we are pulling in it is Sunny to partly cloudy, probable showers in the afternoon. Great day for some trail work and old hardware replacement. Come on down....

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By nature
May 13, 2012
there was sushi?

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By ErikaNW
May 13, 2012
Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
nature wrote:
there was sushi?


I know!!!

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By Mike Howard
Administrator
May 14, 2012
RGG silhouette
Closed for Facelift. Entrance Road sign.
Closed for Facelift. Entrance Road sign.


Home made aluminum hangers, old Leepers, angle iro...
Home made aluminum hangers, old Leepers, angle iron, cold shuts, spinning SMCs.... The FAs made do with what they had on hand at the time, and it held up to years of heavy use. I'd like to thank them for their energy and investment. If they want any of it back, give Bob D. a call....

Mysterious Redhead anchor chain to one quicklink. ...
Mysterious Redhead anchor chain to one quicklink. Held in with old Leeper and angle iron hangers to split shank bolts.

Here is why we shouldn't toprope through fixed anc...
Here is why we shouldn't toprope through fixed anchors.... I believe there were several that were even worse taken from Mr. Breeze (the beginner 5.2 route), but some folks took souvenirs prior to my photos.

Groovy.
Groovy.

Drop in bolts from Sheer Lunacy.  We thought they ...
Drop in bolts from Sheer Lunacy. We thought they had sheared in the hole, but that is the entire machine bolt and the lead cone was left in the hole. The head has a "$" mark. If you see them, replace them with an experienced equipper. Unbelievable.
We pulled a few Diamond tapers as well that seemed solid unless you turned them a quarter... See below from ASCA


Part of the haul of spinners on day one.
Part of the haul of spinners on day one.

Penitente Anchor Replacement day one.... Check out...
Penitente Anchor Replacement day one....
Check out the rope-twisting tire chain.

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By Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
May 14, 2012
Goofin' on the Grand after soloing the Upper Exum ...
That's awesome. Nice work guys and a huge, huge, huge thanks!

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By Mike Smyth
From Spartanburg, SC
May 14, 2012
Stick clips can be very handy in this area to keep...
It was very exciting to help and learn and improve a special place this weekend. Thanks to all who helped out and donated some elbow grease to clean the place up, the companies for donating the hardware, beer, food, and climbing gear, and to those who put this great event together. If you didn't get the chance or didn't want to make the effort, I would have to say that you truly missed a special opportunity. Can't wait for the next one

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By Greg Twombly
From Conifer, CO
May 14, 2012
Edge of Time, Jurassic Park
Can anybody do strength tests on the worn hangers? It would be really interesting to know how much strength remains (AKA factor of safety).

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By Shane Neal
From Colorado Springs, CO.
May 14, 2012
Thunder
Awesome work ladies and gents!! Thank you for the effort. Hopefully the next one will be soon, and not on Moms day weekend. Im bummed I missed this one. Great Job!!

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By Mike Anderson
From Colorado Springs, CO
May 14, 2012
Thanks everyone for the hard work. Penitente is a unique and lovely climbing area, that I have benefitted from for many years. I'm very happy to see that it is being loved.

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By john strand
From southern colo
May 14, 2012
SO much got done in spite of some not so good weather. Lots of new chains and hangers and such. Great time and making it an annual thing would be awesome.

Big props to the BLM (you should see the improvements) and of course Bob and mike, the crazies !!!

SUSHI-- nature, you are whacked !

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By AndyMac
From Center, CO
May 14, 2012
Mike, I assume those 2 really bad shuts were from Mr. Wind? That is just scary! Thanks for all your help and patience with teaching us about good bolting. Peni has needed this for a while.

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By s.price
From PS,CO
May 14, 2012
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
Thanks for all the hard work to all! Could the date be moved to not conflict with Mothers day? That would be nice.

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