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mrhungus


Aug 1, 2008, 8:53 AM
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Goat Cave hanging draws  (North_America: United_States: Arkansas: Buffalo_National_River: Horseshoe_Canyon_Ranch: The_Goat_Cave)
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Word to the wise....last time I climbed at the Goat Cave at HCR, AR I clipped a draw on the roof and was about to turn the lip to the anchors when my belyer realized i had come unclipped!! I had to climb back to the draw and re-clip it b/c the gate was stuck open. Had I fallen I would have been plastered on the wall, literally. Unless they have oiled up or replaced the hanging draws make sure the gate closes on the roof routes!!


climbingtrash


Aug 1, 2008, 9:42 AM
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mrhungus wrote:
Word to the wise....last time I climbed at the Goat Cave at HCR, AR I clipped a draw on the roof and was about to turn the lip to the anchors when my belyer realized i had come unclipped!! I had to climb back to the draw and re-clip it b/c the gate was stuck open. Had I fallen I would have been plastered on the wall, literally. Unless they have oiled up or replaced the hanging draws make sure the gate closes on the roof routes!!

Fixed draws are bullshit IMO and ^^that^^ is a good example why.


mrhungus


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It was definitely a learning experience for me that could have gone bad. I will be wary of the fixed draws going forward.


mrhungus


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BTW- Your site is hilarious.....


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mrhungus wrote:
BTW- Your site is hilarious.....
Thanks mrhungus, glad you liked the site. Cool

Yeah, the fixed draw thing can be nice but after climbing for 17 years I just don't think it's worth the risk. I'd rather clip draws that I know the history on and just deal with getting them off the route when I'm done.


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