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RRG Chains for Cleaning Practice

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David Shuler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

I am looking for some chains at ground level to practice cleaning on with my partner before we start climbing. Is there anything near Miguel’s that we could use? I know there is one at chica Bonita in PRMP but is there anything closer?

Adam Ronchetti · · Madison, WI · Joined May 2011 · Points: 25

There are chains at the main pavilion in the Muir Valley Parking Lot. 

Lena chita · · OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 1,040

Muir Valley is probably your best bet. In addition to parking lot, I recall there being practice anchors at ground level at Bruise Brother's wall.

There are also 2 bolts set in the stone at the trailhead of the main trail in the Miller Fork parking lot. 

Steve Marshall · · Concord NH · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 42

i think theres a couple bolts mounted on the wall in the pavilion at miguels... not load bearing though

Peter J · · Ford E-150, wherever · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 145

But chica bonita wall is so good... you should just go there anyway!

David Shuler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Thank you for all the replies! It sounds like we might go to Muir.

Peter:I am not sure if that was sarcasm or not. I did enjoy Chica Bonita when I was there.

Peter J · · Ford E-150, wherever · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 145

I was serious! I know it's more technical/slabby climbing then most people at the Red like, but I think the routes are really good!

Brandon Ribblett · · Breckenridge, CO · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 65

practice chains are located at miguels, muir valler and ive found some in the cave between the gallery and volunteer wall.
lowering is still the most accepted form of cleaning. as always if you have questions ask for help, or better yet hire a guide

have fun!

Matt Thomsen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 147

The parking lot at Miller Fork has some on a boulder near the wooden sign.

Josie Benson · · Tiverton, RI · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

There's several sets of practice anchors at Practice Wall in Muir, too

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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