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Not to be alarmist, but I noted the spiderwebbing series of hairline fractures that completely surround the closely spaced belay bolts- your sole security for starting the third pitch.
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Larry Coats
Oct 24, 2010
Not to be alarmist, but I noted the spiderwebbing series of hairline fractures that completely surround the closely spaced belay bolts- your sole security for starting the third pitch.  
Glue-in's should be considered as a replacement. You're right about the hairline cracks as being a big concern. Oct 24, 2010
I would be interested to hear from John and Chris about whether these cracks are new. We have seen this situation in Sedona before, where the expansion of the bolt sleeve has fractured the rock, at times actually flaking the entire bolt off the rock surface (Tarantula Tower 1st pitch). Just a heads-up that possibly these bolts should be evaluated since a failure would surely be a catastrophe. Oct 24, 2010

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