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pelliott


May 30, 2002, 7:28 AM
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I was just lead climbing last night (I had a great night of climbing BTW) at my local gym in St Paul. I won't give names, but I am VEry happy to have a climbing gym near me. Anyway, I took a couple of 3 foot falls on a 5.9 climb. No big deal, but each time the bolt made a popping sound. Should I have been scared? I did notice that the bold below it had a ring around it where the texturing was broken on the surface.

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stevematthys


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yea, that cant be good. notify the manager.


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i would have been scared! i probly woild have wet my pants! im scared of the bolts popping when i climb!


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yes, i believe i would do the same, and i would go NUTS at the manager guy


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YIKES...that just ain't right.


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bolts making sounds.....that can not be good


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I went to that gym once, and I absolutely loved it. Never did any lead climbing though.


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They must have fixed it. I went back and did the same climb with no popping sound this time. It was probably just starting to get loose. I still haven't sent the thing though. I keep making it to that same spot, so I have had ample opportunity to examine that bolt and it looks good.

I think the VE in St Paul is better than the one that pianomahn says is so bad in Illinois. They are regularly changing ropes and changing routes. They just put a new texture on the walls in the pit area. I have been generally pleased.

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Yeah, things are changing at the one I have so much despised. New people, new policies.

Tis a good thing, I spose.


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