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Jun 16, 2011, 9:02 AM

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Re: [rightarmbad] climber killed at Rocky Butte ,OR 5/2011
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NW basalt west of the PCT in general does get slippery when moist for the purposes of foot and hand friction when moist due to a fine layer of growth on it. But the basalt at Rocky Butte is fine from a protection perspective, there is no problem with cams 'slipping' or any other well-placed pro.

There IS a big problem at Rocky Butte with the muddy soil on top being slippery as snot - it's slippery long after it rains and even if it's just humid out. That makes the place exceedingly dangerous because the climbs and TR anchors are approached from the top. It ranks near the top of my list of dangerous places to climb for that reason.

But again, the pro is bomb out there as one practice aid session would demonstrate.

(This post was edited by healyje on Jun 16, 2011, 9:03 AM)

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