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Theft of Hangers at Red Rock Open Space - Colorado Springs

Submitted By: John McNamee on Mar 26, 2014


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Stewart Green is reporting that "there has been a lot of theft of hangers during the first couple weeks of March. At least a dozen routes have been affected, with both protection hangers and anchor hangers and chains stolen. It appears to be the work of a climber or climbers, since it would require climbing equipment to steal most of the hangers. It's very sad that it's come to this sort of vandalism. We would like to replace them but need funds to do so...."

Please keep an eye out of any unusual activity down there. Maybe a Paypal account could be set up and contributions requested?


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By ramblinman
Mar 27, 2014

As of Wednesday 3/26/14, there are hangers missing from the 2 bolt anchors on top of "The Rose" and possibly the top anchors of "Jason's Argonaut". I didn't see any anchors looking over from "The Rose", but they could have been out of my sight.

There are also hangers missing from the 1st bolts of "Jason's Argonaut", "Finnacle", and "Happy Ending".

By Flynt
Mar 29, 2014

As of 2 weekends ago, about 60% of the routes on The Whale were missing the bottom hanger.

By Meme Guy
From: Land of Runout Slab
Mar 30, 2014

Ken Nichols took an out of state trip?

By Mike Slavens
From: Denver, Co
Apr 3, 2014

I think at least a few people would be willing to donate money/hangers (including myself) and likely help put them on the bolts as this is a real shame. If anything formal is set up, please share.

However, I think we'd like to see something that gives confidence that the new hangers won't just be stolen again. I know that will be a challenge, and I'm not sure what that something would look like; it would just be very defeating to see the replacements disappear again. Please keep us up to date, and thanks for sharing to bring attention to the situation!

By other
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 6, 2014

Art Messier at work?

By jmeizis
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 11, 2014

Maybe glue-ins are in order....