I placed 49 drilled angles and still had juice left in the Bosch. Too bad the research came out a year later that 1/2 inch bolts would have been better - glue-ins the best. Used the Olevsky method to drill 'em -canted 3/8ths " hole the length of the piton and slightly shallower 1/2" hole half way. Probably could replace them with a 1/2" bolt and you'd have one hell of a rack of 1/2" pitons. Climbing is superb, love the 2nd and 3rd pitches - wish I'd free'd the bolt ladders but I had a lot of iron to put in. Good moss climbing and that last pitch is a little run out...but that's how we did it in those days. Came back to free it and had those stupid peregrine falcoln closures. Don't let the fish and wildlife service fool you. Perigrines get a long fine with climbers; nest in high rise buildings all over the west. Only reason they became"endangered" is so the Head of the fish and wildlife service could jack up the price of falcolns...he was a breeder! Today, the closures remain in effect so that some biologist can have a nice job walking around canyons spying on birds. Maybe someone ought to make those biologists endangered. Anyway, we enjoyed it; I'll climb it again someday...and by the way, it is called Central Rock not Falcoln Area (at least that's what Ron said when we put up Babes in Thailand).
---The Chossman of the Desert
Witnessed by: Moira Smith