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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1 bolted anchor (Sept 2015).
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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Sep 25, 2015
I remember this rap setup. While I appreciate the effort and money that went into the anchor updates, I think this setup is a bad choice. The integrity of the whole setup boils down to some hardware store screwed pin link. Why in the world you would do this when simply adding a couple quick links and leaving the anchors chains hanging separately would allow you to thread each anchor point independently, thus having a redundant anchor that doesn't rely on the hardware store pin.

And on top of this anchor setup's shortcomings as a rap station, that pin setup also complicates the use of the lower bolt if there are multiple parties at the station. All things considered this setup only has one positive aspect, which is that you have to thread the rope through one ring when rapping. Given how easy it is to thread two links and the many other negatives, I sincerely hope that this setup doesn't become commonplace in RR.
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Pitch 1 bolted anchor (Sept 2015).

Submitted By: Steph Abegg on Sep 9, 2015
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