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Nov 7, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Why? Who are you? Quicklinks were once again added to "The Bomb" rappel anchor, this time at the top of pitch 2. Screwed directly onto the nice and well oriented rap rings.

The P1 anchor used to be similarly afflicted with a quicklink through the same hanger as the rap ring.

Anyways, I've got your stuff. I'll get it back to you in return for some preferably new ice climbing gear. You pay shipping obviously.
Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 10, 2012
2,058 points
Nov 8, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: en route to wham ridge  Photo by Carl Schnitker
just be glad they're adding gear and not taking it... eli poss
From Durango, Co
Joined May 9, 2014
422 points
Nov 9, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Spoonless in the Obed.
If I understand the set up correctly, this individual may be installing quicklinks to prolong the life of the anchor. If people are at times lowering through this anchor and the rings get thin, the whole system will have to be replaced. Quicklinks can be worn and easily replaced without removing any studs, hangers, etc. I do understand that this is primarily an anchor used for rapping, but I see no reason to remove the links. evan h
From Denver, CO
Joined Oct 3, 2012
263 points
Nov 9, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappelling rulz.
Ladies and gentlemen... stop... close your eyes... and imagine a world where quicklink users and rap ring user can join hands and live in peace. Frances McMeinenschnitzel
From Aurora, CO
Joined Dec 31, 2014
5 points
Nov 11, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Haha, yeah, not a huge deal, was just genuinely curious as to the reasoning.As the rings are attached directly to the hangers and oriented perpendicular to the rock face, the added quicklinks were pretty useless. The links are parallel so pulling a rope is going to be difficult if not impossible and will most likely leave your rope a pig tailed mess. Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 10, 2012
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