Comments: i lead this route over the weekend and the 1st bolt 40+ feet off the deck certainly presents a potential danger. if any of the holds broke off (thin sandstone does do that from time to time) before the first clip, the fall would take you past the large block that juts out at the base and another small boulder at the landing. it would not be a clean fall!
i did find a shallow, horizontal pocket where you could place a medium TCU to protect before you get to the first bolt. however, after that... more >>
Comments: I was just up at Beachball crag and found at least three (3) top-rope anchors had been removed. Why someone would chop anchors at this crag makes absolutely no sense to me. Sure you can set trad-anchors in some places but not everyone has the gear or skill set to do that. I would think we would like to encourage climbing for all people at all levels without getting anyone injured. Besides it is all short, low grade stuff that real climbers wouldnt bother with but its great for new folks ... more >>