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Smashed bolts from the falling rock. These bolts are pretty loose and definitely not safe anymore.

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By markguycan
From: flagstaff, az
Nov 3, 2012

I seriously doubt rockfall would cause both hangers to be so perfectly flattened. I suspect a crack climbing purist has enforced his ethics on everyone. It's unfortunate since this testpiece will be harder to back off from if it can not be finished for reason.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 4, 2012

If those are big fat Metolius "pig ears" I am guessing you would see hammer marks all over the edges if they had been smashed flat. I looked at the before and after pictures and that was a huge block. It would be way easier to just unscrew the bolts and take the hangers. Wow that is terrifying to think someone could have been killed like a bug underfoot.

By Mike
From: Phoenix
Nov 4, 2012

It was definitely rockfall. There is rock scarring in the area, a giant swath of destruction below, and the old roof is simply gone.

By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 4, 2012

Looks like they were steam rolled.

By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Nov 5, 2012

Definitely enough rock fell that it would have easily smashed the hangers flat. The chunks of rock scattered below the wall were huge.

By Sean C
Nov 5, 2012

Did you climb the new variation Manuel?

By CJC
Mar 12, 2013

"I suspect a crack climbing purist has enforced his ethics on everyone."

lol thats one way to put it

By Caitlin Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 18, 2013

Do you guys know if there is a place to just build an anchor here?

By Robbie Brown
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 17, 2013

yeah the crack takes good gear, although i am a little suspicious of the rock after what happened...

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Smashed bolts from the falling rock. These bolts are pretty loose and definitely not safe anymore.

Submitted By: Sean C on Nov 3, 2012
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Castles in the Sand (5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a )