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Rock Climbing Photo: A bolted anchor, of a very strange sort to say the...
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By Ian Dibbs
Dec 18, 2015
The red is ugly but bolts could be useful to summer climbers when the "dike" is wet.
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Jan 15, 2016
Odd arrangement. Two bolts a bit farther apart and separated slightly vertically would be a more standard setup. Just remove the lower left bolt and add a traditional chain anchor with quick links / rap rings. Does anyone know who put this in?
By Nolan Huther
From: Clarkson University
Jan 18, 2016
Apparently the rangers had it installed to facilitate rescues. Not sure whether they asked someone to do it or if they did it themselves. Either way its a bit of a botched up bolt job. I can't precisely recall but I think it struck me that they bolts are closer together than they should be as well, so removing the lower left bolt probably wouldn't help so much. The red webbing has been removed as of October.
By Robert Hall
Administrator
From: North Conway, NH
Jun 23, 2016
Looks like whoever put it in put in the 3rd bolt (on top) and tied the webbing through all 3 as a "back up" in case the lower 2 bolts (with the ? Stainless DSteel ? quick links) failed! Strange....

Also..just noticed the knot seems to be a simple overhand (aka "death knot", which it really might be given the short "tails" ! )
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A bolted anchor, of a very strange sort to say the least, fixed at the top of the second waterfall on the north wall of the dike

Submitted By: Nolan Huther on Jun 21, 2015
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Trap Dike (summer) (4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b )
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