Leaving aside the effects of the fire for a moment, beware of the fixed gear at this site.  This picture shows one of the lead bolts on the second pitch of Elephantiasis.  Aging gear, such as this, is not uncommon on Elephant Knob.
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Matthew Fienup
Jul 27, 2009
Leaving aside the effects of the fire for a moment, beware of the fixed gear at this site. This picture shows one of the lead bolts on the second pitch of Elephantiasis. Aging gear, such as this, is not uncommon on Elephant Knob.
Leeper hanger, known for breaking under body weight. Hardware store quarter incher, unreliable to start out with. Add age, partially melt in a fire, and stir in one unprepared climber... Jul 4, 2012

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