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Rock Climbing Photo: the rusty anchor of Venus Envy... hey you wouldnt ...
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 16, 2011
that sucks that they're glue-ins and are that corroded...probably time for titanium if those are stainless....
By ryan dillon
From: Tucson, AZ.
Mar 17, 2011
Nothing a little WD-40 can't fix
By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 17, 2011
It's too bad Ed didn't use stainless there, but he obviously put the route up when it was dry and probably didn't realize it would see so much water. They are half inch, galvanized, the quicklinks 1/2" too. I bet they are still immensely strong, especially for rapping. I wonder if that stuff(can't remember the name) you paint on rust (starts out white like elmers glue then goes green then black) that turns it microbially into a strong coating would be good or if it would just hide further damage inside.
By Glenn Cilley
From: Laconia, NH
Mar 17, 2011
Use por-15
By Peter Jackson
From: Rumney, NH
Oct 6, 2013
They look plenty strong: the corrosion is a bummer, though. Stainless would have been prettier, and would have lasted longer.

The new anchor is all stainless and looks solid.

EDIT TO ADD: Although I wish the person who replaced it had used chain or more quick-links. The rap ring and link configuration is a rope twister.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 1, 2014
Not stainless, but surface corrosion of carbon steel is not an issue for overall strength.
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the rusty anchor of Venus Envy... hey you wouldnt looks so hot either if you spent the winter under 10 feet of ice... there is another better looking anchor a little to the left that is easy to get to and in way better condition...

Submitted By: lee hansche on Aug 25, 2007
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Venus Envy (5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a )
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