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One of the anchors pulled out today.... 1/15/17 on the deluxe today 2 days after the last rain... glue was still wet.. maybe it was glued in then it rained
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Marley Nelson
Jan 15, 2017
One of the anchors pulled out today.... 1/15/17 on the deluxe today 2 days after the last rain... glue was still wet.. maybe it was glued in then it rained  
Marley Nelson
Salt Lake City, Utah
Marley Nelson   Salt Lake City, Utah
When the cement came out it still had a chemical smell to it, and cement was wet and gooey. it could have been a combination of the wet rock as well, but it definitely seemed that the cement was not mixed properly (or bad batch). Wet rock seemed plausible, we are not local to Vegas yet assumed the rock would be dry enough to climb. Last rain we heard of was 2 days prior and surrounding sand was dry. Definitely waiting a couple more sunny days from now on after the rain in case that was the reason it came out.


We Appredicate all the new rebolting efforts going into these routes and do not want to put the "blame" on anyone just inform of what happened and hopefully prevent it from happening again:) we left the bolt at the base of the climb.

There is still one expansion bolt and glue in left up at the top and a near by sling to bail off if need be Jan 16, 2017
Rprops
North Las Vegas
Rprops   North Las Vegas
Sika Anchorfix 2

Id like to see the coverage on the bolt, and also the the hole it came out of. If someone comes into this please pass it along. Also the first bolt of Marshall Amp and the Gambler [bolt 2 I think] was done same day, probably same tube of glue. Jan 15, 2017
What brand of glue was it? A7, Powers Gold, RE 500?

Could have been a wet rock situation...either at the moment of pull (certainly would have been)...and perhaps wet since placed. When was it placed?

It's interesting as it looks like there is a big "lug" of hardened glue on the end. This suggest that it was pulled through the rock. So, perhaps a rock failure versus a glue failure.

To the OP, thanks for posting. No doubt there were a 100+ other people climbing at RR today too.

Also, this is not the first instance of a bolt "falling out" at Red Rock. It's happened a few times including shortly after a rebolt of Rebel Without A Pause several years ago. Jan 15, 2017

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