Retrieved Stuck Gear on Birch Tree Crack @ D. Lake


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Jacob Krenn · · La Valle, WI · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 120

My partner and I retrieved a piece of stuck gear atop Birch Tree Crack this evening (8/24/16). If you can identify it, I'll gladly return it! Just reply here or message me, thanks!

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

Wasn't mine, but was it the stuck #1 C4? In that case, nice job! Sucker was over cammed like somebody hung a truck on it!

James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,027
Jacob Krenn wrote:My partner and I retrieved a piece of stuck gear atop Brinton's Crack this evening (8/24/16). If you can identify it, I'll gladly return it! Just reply here or message me, thanks!
Birch Tree Crack.
Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25
James M Schroeder wrote: Birch Tree Crack.
When did that happen? I was on it Tuesday and it was clean.
James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,027

We found it last night. It was on the top where someone might build an anchor.

James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,027
Chris treggE wrote:Good on you guys.
Just trying to make the world a better place, one piece of booty at a time.
Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

Karma for me has about broken even over the years. : Lose a chock,,,find a medium hexcentric next week. Drop a cam, find and unstick a similar cam next season. It's all in the gear swap, free 'schwaag' part of the game. Nice these days though, to be able to find someone via MP and other sites to actually locate and get stuff returned. Too bad we don't have a climber friendly 'dump spot' at DL like those who leave 'found' gear at pavilion at Muir or at Miguels for people to relocate it fast. Much different philosophy and climber lifestyle between the Red and DL, that's for sure.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190
James M Schroeder wrote: Just trying to make the world a better place, one piece of booty at a time.
Like Beyoncé?
Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25
James M Schroeder wrote:We found it last night. It was on the top where someone might build an anchor.
It was actually stuck, right? I'm pretty sure I pulled my whole anchor without disconnecting anything but now you have me wondering if I forgot something.
James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,027

Define "stuck".

I had to go to trick #2 for removing this particular type of gear.

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25
James M Schroeder wrote:Define "stuck". I had to go to trick #2 for removing this particular type of gear.
Wasn't mine :)

Does trick 2 include a nut tool and some cord or wire?
James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,027

Just a nut tool.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

Is trick #2 threading the nut wire through and pulling on the loop from the other end? ...because omg has that saved me from having to leave gear. Incidentally, almost lost a big nut on the Brinton's anchor last week but was saved by doing this.

Jacob Krenn · · La Valle, WI · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 120

Sorry (post-haste) for posting the wrong climb, I managed to confuse routes. No ones claimed it yet, but perhaps posting the correct route will help!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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