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Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading this route a fall would ground out and second bolt is two spooky moves higher (5.6ish). Bolts are getting old (pic = 2010) and sorta scary.
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Rodney Ley
Aug 15, 2010
Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading this route a fall would ground out and second bolt is two spooky moves higher (5.6ish). Bolts are getting old (pic = 2010) and sorta scary.  
Benjamin F
Crescent City, CA
Benjamin F   Crescent City, CA
We're going to re-bolt at the end of summer, maybe early fall. We've all been busy, but the dream is alive and well. I'll keep you posted. May 21, 2014
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
Yah Sure-those still be good bolts, Cap'n! What strikes me about this foto is that incredible thin crack of Blackbeard's Tears surmounting the curling wave roof! Oct 12, 2010
Rick Shull
Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Rick Shull   Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV  
Although it is named Centipede in the guidebook, it was named Clicking Barnacles by the FA team. Many of the corroded looking 1/2" 5 piece bolts used at Promontory and other Redwood Coast crags tend to be in better shape than they appear. Attempts at chopping them in order to replace them with titanium glue-ins proved to be very difficult. The threads were rusted enough to prevent unscrewing and all efforts to "pull" the bolts resulted in failure of the surrounding rock rather than the bolt. When I ground the heads off some of these bolts they generally had a veneer of rust covering solid metal. Still, it is recommended to climb within your limits on the coastal sandstone so as not to press your luck too much. Aug 17, 2010

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