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By Ben Scott
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 7, 2012
nice paint job....classy
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 7, 2012
you almost cant see them!
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 7, 2012
Are these new? Holy over spray.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 8, 2012
HMMMM. Guess I would rather see the overspray close than shiny steel from far away. A little cardboard goes a long way.
By john crawley
From: flagstaff, az
Jun 8, 2012
That is a horrendous use of paint. USE a brush to paint the head of the bolt. Takes ten seconds more than spraying the whole wall.
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 8, 2012
Well we live and we learn. I've seen a lot worse. Another good way of doing it is to take a plastic jug with a flat side, and cut it laterally so you have sort of a bowl. Then cut a slit in the flat part, place over the tongue of the hanger, and with a pocket razor you can cut out the shape of the rest of the hanger. This works well if you are on a camouflaging mission with many hangers to do, and keeps the over spray to a minimum. You can also sling the handle of the jug to clip it off it you set it up right. Chains are hard to paint by hand.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 9, 2012
Jesus!!! I like the idea of using a brush instead or painting the hardware prior to installation.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 9, 2012
The milk jug is better than cardboard. Geir does origami and could make a jug out of paper. It would fold up nice and small. A paint brush is a good idea too. I have spray painted mine before installing that a brush never crossed my mind. Thanks guys. Oh Gier I have a brush for you. Might take a while.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 9, 2012
Hahaha I love origami. I recently made a full size hot air balloon that folds up and fits in my pocket.

I saw some brush painted bolts in Sedona. Some rock star color matched the bolts so well I had a hard time finding them. Pretty awesome but not very easy. Spray painting before putting the bolts on the wall has always been easiest for me.
By john crawley
From: flagstaff, az
Jun 9, 2012
A one Colin Cox, I believe, has the best method for painting bolts. Prepaint the hanger and bolt head with a primer to ensure the paint holds to the steel. Then use a flat camo paint matching the color of the rock you are bolting. After hammering them in use a small brush to recover the bolt head and wallah a perfectly camoflouged bolt.
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 10, 2012
I don't know, if there were awards for such things, my "triple layered lichen drip simulator" method is pretty good.
By john crawley
From: flagstaff, az
Jun 10, 2012
You got skills JJ. I thought about adding in the speckling technique but my typing finger was getting fatigued. I thought I would just throw out a good method as a alternate to blasting the whole rock face.
By Jimbo
Jun 21, 2016
Ya, I hate it when I can see a bolt as my eye follows the line of bright white chalked up holds to the anchor.
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You will need a 70m to get from the anchor on top of Kingsnake to the chains on the ledge.

Submitted By: Tim H. on Jun 7, 2012
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Kingsnake (5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a )
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