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climbingeek


Jul 14, 2006, 7:48 AM
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Completely Sketchy Bolts--Point Dume  (North_America: United_States: California: Los_Angeles_County: Point_Dume)
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I have recently overheard beginning lead climbers talk about going to Pt. Dume to practice lead climbing. Beginners and experts alike should be advised that the lead bolts on the main face are almost exclusively compression bolts. Compression bolts are considered sketchy (by the American Safe Climbing Association and others) when placed in Yosemite granite. Rusted compression bolts in a sea-side cliff are a death-wish.

Similar bolts have been pulled from nearby climbing sites with only slight pressure.


justthemaid


Jul 14, 2006, 8:23 AM
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Most people consider it TR crag nowadys.

Would be nice if some good samaritan would rebolt that place, but it probably won't happen any time soon.


nanoking


Jul 16, 2006, 8:53 AM
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Thanks again for the bolt info! As the husband of the aspiring lead climber in question it was good timing running into you yesterday. Even if that means we'll be doing home chores today instead of climbing. :)


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