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What's the deal with these new holes?
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rob bauer
Oct 29, 2016
What's the deal with these new holes?  
Golden, CO
ErikaNW   Golden, CO
They are there for rescue ops. We were at the crag when a climber decked and EMS came - they have drilled the holes to set up a tyro across the creek to get climbers out. They told us they have so many calls to this crag that they felt it necessary as carry-outs on the trail are difficult and dangerous.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Earlier that day we were actually planning to come back and patch the holes with epoxy, since we thought they were vandalism. Then we found out why they are there. We asked them why they didn't work with the climbing community, or at least let people know about the purpose for this and they said they wanted to be discreet.... Yeah - these six 1" holes in the rock face on the start of a route are real discreet. Pretty disappointed they felt the need to do this. Nov 7, 2016
David Gidley
Silverthorne, CO
David Gidley   Silverthorne, CO
I thought it was some moronic vandalism too!
That SAR actually did it is extremely disappointing!!!
Hard to actually believe.... Jun 20, 2017
Lakewood, CO
curt86iroc   Lakewood, CO
The holes are for a series of removable bolts to setup a highline evac across the river for injured climbers. Please do not fill or alter the holes in any way. PM me if you would like to discuss further. May 7, 2018

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