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skinner


Jun 18, 2008, 10:40 AM
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I was reading Hans Florine's description and condition of of Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell's 1970 "Wall of the Early Morning Light" (A3 5.8). His account of rivets that, "appeared as though they had been purposely chopped", fixed heads that "appeared to have been hammered on until on one very small dapple of wire was holding", and "rivets with the heads just sitting on their shafts as if someone had cut them off and just lightly glued or mashed the head back on" really has me wondering.

It's been almost 40 years since Royal Robbins attempted to "erase" the route but I had always assumed with such passage of time/traffic most of the chopped bolt would have been re-established.

My question(s):
Is it possible that there are people still trying to erase the route?
Is bolt chopping and removal of existing fixed gear all that common in the valley?


pmyche


Jun 18, 2008, 11:09 AM
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When's that @ssh0le gonna prove his "theory" about A6?


Not soon enough, obviously.


acorneau


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skinner wrote:
I was reading Hans Florine's description and condition of of Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell's 1970 "Wall of the Early Morning Light" (A3 5.8). ....

This has to be my favorite quote;
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I dropped my helmet from the anchor at pitch 21, presumably all the way to the ground. My name is in it, please return it if found! ( love to send it back to Petzl if it's not in working shape.)

"if it's not in working shape"?!? Fuk that!Crazy


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acorneau wrote:
skinner wrote:
I was reading Hans Florine's description and condition of of Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell's 1970 "Wall of the Early Morning Light" (A3 5.8). ....

This has to be my favorite quote;
In reply to:
I dropped my helmet from the anchor at pitch 21, presumably all the way to the ground. My name is in it, please return it if found! ( love to send it back to Petzl if it's not in working shape.)

"if it's not in working shape"?!? Fuk that!Crazy
Small consolation, but at least he dint leave his noggin in it when he dropped it. Shocked


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