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As my friend was climbing the .11a at Mt. Gorgeous, this bolt came flying off the wall while he was being lowered. It was the 5th bolt, so he wouldn't have hit the ground if he fell on it, right? Well, he did skip the first 2 bolts for convenience, and unclipped the 4th after he clipped the 5th. So why is his belayer frowning and he's smiling?
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Justin Kenderes
Mar 4, 2013
As my friend was climbing the .11a at Mt. Gorgeous, this bolt came flying off the wall while he was being lowered. It was the 5th bolt, so he wouldn't have hit the ground if he fell on it, right? Well, he did skip the first 2 bolts for convenience, and unclipped the 4th after he clipped the 5th. So why is his belayer frowning and he's smiling?  
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
That just goes to prove that bolts should NEVER be implicitly trusted, but at the very least a couple twists by hand should have kept the hanger and nut in place. Mar 8, 2013
WillF  
Was there last weekend, and the screw is still there... Mar 29, 2013
WillF  
thanks to whoever fixed this bolt, probably the best climb at mt. gorgeous Apr 17, 2014

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