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WARNING! Over and Out/Over the Hill Eldo-Rincon... death block needs to be trundled.
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Oct 14, 2016
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I don't know who to report this to, but it needs to be taken care of.

There is a big loose death block in the gully left of the Over the hill anchor below the alcove at the base of Over the Hill's second pitch. This thing shifted when I touched it today and it obviously is loose and ready to go/needs to be trundled. It is the spire like rock in the middle, left of the tree and belay for Over the hill and in precarious position and stability. If this hits someone at the base when it goes it will kill them.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 14, 2016
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Thanks,

send an email to The Action Committee for Eldorado (aceeldo@googlegroups.com) so they can be informed. They might want to get some more information from you.
dameeser
From denver
Joined Sep 1, 2009
289 points
Oct 14, 2016
Everything in that alcove is loose. There's nothing new about that. Anyone at that anchor or moving up to the base of the second pitch has to be super-careful and if you're on the ground or climbing below a party at that anchor... be very wary. Jon Sinclair
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Feb 27, 2007
25 points
Oct 14, 2016
Jon Sinclair wrote:
...There's nothing new about that. ...


This one is actually new. It has shifted significantly over the past two weeks and is now READY to go. Someone has grabbed this thing and wiggled it loose. Please, everyone: do NOT bring any beginners (or generally careless people) up on this ledge before this is taken care of. It is in the middle of the "hikers" path topping out on Emerald City/Over and Out going towards the common belay spot in the corner.
Patrik
Joined Jun 14, 2010
44 points
Oct 14, 2016
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dameeser wrote:
Thanks, send an email to The Action Committee for Eldorado (aceeldo@googlegroups.com) so they can be informed. They might want to get some more information from you.


Done, thanks Matt.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 14, 2016
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Jon Sinclair wrote:
Everything in that alcove is loose. There's nothing new about that. Anyone at that anchor or moving up to the base of the second pitch has to be super-careful and if you're on the ground or climbing below a party at that anchor... be very wary.


While your general point to be wary is correct and well taken, your assumption that it is the same as it ever was is erroneous.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 14, 2016
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If it is safe when this takes place I wouldn't mind seeing a video of such a rock being trundled. Brendan Armesy
From Fort Collins CO
Joined Sep 11, 2016
78 points
Oct 19, 2016
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Just a friendly bump due to uncertainty: I sent two emails to the ace address posted by Matt. Have had no reply so I don't know whether it's on anyone's radar who would take care of it.

Beware up there.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 20, 2016
It looks like I'll be up there with Matt & Mike S tomorrow. Trundling that block would damage a lot of brand new stone stairs - sounds like a perfect candidate to split and lower. Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
428 points
Oct 20, 2016
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Thanks Mike, Glad to hear.

The rock is big but not gigantic. Might be able to sling and lower without splitting it.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 20, 2016
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Mike McHugh wrote:
It looks like I'll be up there with Matt & Mike S tomorrow. Trundling that block would damage a lot of brand new stone stairs - sounds like a perfect candidate to split and lower.


I just want to toss it out there for folks who get down and out about land managers and such...
Uhm... think this over and about how well taken care of we are by this park and its staff.

Thanks Mike, and thank the park on our behalf for having you there!
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
24,851 points
Oct 22, 2016
We went up on Friday afternoon and moved a large loose block away from the edge and back toward the flat spot below p2 of OTH. There are many loose blocks on that ledge but this one was particularly precarious. Be careful in that area and definitely think twice about hanging out on the ground when there is a party up on that ledge. mike schlauch
Joined Aug 11, 2004
222 points
Oct 22, 2016
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Up instead of down, good solution!

Thanks for taking care of it!
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points
Oct 22, 2016
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Relocators.
Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
428 points
Oct 23, 2016
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OK, I deleted the warning condition reports on those routes in the route guide.

Thanks again guys.
mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
222 points


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