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By Bryan Gilmore
From: New England
Apr 24, 2008
Now that's an honest anchor, no drill needed. It's too bad so many desert adventures are being gentrified.
By Nate Furman
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 25, 2008
South Six Shooter is an "adventure"? In particular, the rappelling stations are what would make or break an adventure?

It seems as though anyone who is challenged enough to consider SSS an "adventure" isn't going to sweat a solid rap anchor. Being that it's one of the easiest towers in the world, I can't see many of the potential suitors getting chafed at missing the opportunity to rap off 200 feet of crap webbing.

And, in my experience, there are plenty shit rappel stations left in the desert for you.

Great route, though. I've had two very memorable days on it and look forward to seeing it again. Thanks for the work you're doing, Sam. Appreciate ya'.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Apr 25, 2008
Thanks Nate... you need to look me up when your down here next.
Beagle, whoever you are, I promise that when I am done replacing anchors in various places, there will still be ten times that many left that you can go out and risk your ass, leave behind excessive amounts of equipment that will break down in 4 months, and that land managers and non climbers find offensive. Enjoy them... they will be here for as long as we will.
By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Apr 25, 2008
Thanks for doing that Sam. I was rather disapointed seeing that pile of rotting webbing, and now I am glad it is gone. It now looks much cleaner and, in my opinion, removes some of the visual impact that the climbers have on the tower. Thank You.
By Dan Erickson
Jun 8, 2010
"Honest" anchor Beagle? As in honestly poor and unsafe? That was a freaking mess! Not only hard to check, but the nylon slings are clearly toast! I am not saying there needs to be bolts/chains everywhere, but tat nylon cooking in desert sun is not good for anyone. The anchor Sam made is excellent and he did a great job at camouflaging it.

Thanks again Sam. I don't place bolt/chain anchors, however I have been trying to improve existing, crappy nylon tat at rap stations. It takes time, but as you well know someone has to do it.
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Mar 20, 2008
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South Face (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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