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By Dan Beausoleil
Jun 22, 2014

Looking for input on what I believe are unsafe anchors on the Alpenglow Wall, between Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski areas. Was told the climb is a 5.9+. Not much info out there on the area but I believe the route would be Equilibrium. 30-40' Left of the main crack with the large chockstone at the top.
Only climbed it once, and cleaned the draws. While I was doing it I noticed the anchors spinning. I read they're cold shut anchors. I thought they were glue-in P type anchors but regardless, they spun easily and I don't think any anchor should. Or am I wrong? I've never placed a 'bolted' anchor.
Any experts out there who'd like to comment?
Any locals who could check it out and offer input/assistance?


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By teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 22, 2014
Aiding.

Spinning glue-ins would be pretty terrifying: I wouldn't even put body weight on them.

Spinning cold shuts are also bad, I would think. Many don't even like solid cold shuts.


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By Dan Beausoleil
Jun 22, 2014

While I'm certainly not an expert/guru on bolted anchors from all I've heard/read I agree TeeCe - spinning parts in anchors is bad.


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