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Rock Climbing Photo: The two bolt belay atop Pigeon Flake - not exactly...
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By MikeHoncho
Sep 2, 2009
Just a suggestion - why not clip a seperate sling into each hanger and extend them for your tie in point instead of clipping directly into the webbing? It would put less force on the bolts and also takes the existing webbing out of the equation (one less thing that could fail).
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 2, 2009
Or just cut/remove that crap.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Sep 2, 2009
I've never done the climb. I have never stood at this spot. but, at the same time it looks like those cracks to the left of the picture could take gear. Are they flaring? On loose blocks? Why clip that tat at all?
By Joseph Crotty
From: Broomfield, CO
Sep 3, 2009
Mike, I tried that but I could not get a 'biner through the old hanger due to the space the slings were taking up. Chains would help solve the problem, but I would be in favor of a new anchor per Dave's suggestion.

Phil, the "cracks" are loose flakes. Probably the only reason they are still there is fear of killing a bystander at the cliff base if you pry them off.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Sep 3, 2009
Probably shouldn't put gear behind them now, should ya?
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The two bolt belay atop Pigeon Flake - not exactly inspiring.

Submitted By: Joseph Crotty on Sep 2, 2009
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