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By Ed Wright
Mar 14, 2013
Magic Ed
Only in the Potrero Chico could I get away with bolting a belay ledge to the top of a route.

See it here

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By Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Mar 14, 2013
meow
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By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Mar 14, 2013
So you're bragging about killing plants and adding an eventually rusty piece of crap to a wall?

I know this is an obvious self bump for your business, but common...

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By Clifton Santiago
Mar 14, 2013
... practice is to congratulate new ideas and methods in climbing with a hearty cyber high-five!

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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Mar 14, 2013
Stabby
Ed- look into getting angle iron that is 'hot-dipped galvanized'. Most water/sewage treatment plants spec this out for all steel applications, not too much more $. I think its a great idea but the eventual rust streak kills the deal for me.

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By Jeremy Hand
Mar 14, 2013
slopey
The real question I have from checking out the blog is who is the interior designer of that house? I need them to take a trip to TN!

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By Miike
From MA/CT border
Mar 14, 2013
my foot
I might have used a block of wood or a real stone myself or maybe even chipped footholds into the rock like native Americans used to do.

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By rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 14, 2013
The traverse out to the Yellow Ridge on the Dogsti...
Some shelving would be nice. And a water cooler too please? It can get pretty hot up there.

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By MojoMonkey
Mar 14, 2013
Too lazy for this?

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By Ian Stewart
Mar 14, 2013
Are you serious? You bolted an ugly metal (destined to rust and deteriorate) "belay ledge" at the top of a 3 pitch 5.8 sport climb, where the ledge is at the very top of the last 60ft pitch? You can't live with a hanging belay while your second climbs the last 60 feet?

I don't think this is something to be proud of...

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By Peteoria
Mar 14, 2013
Could someone please install these at every bolt & not just the belays? It's unsafe to get pumped clipping draws...

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By grog m
Mar 14, 2013
Hueco
Looks good Ed. All these haters are spraying about rust problems, where rust (iron) is inherently in the rock as it is. Anyways, we all know everyone on this thread would stand on that shelf and love every second of it.

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By Eric Engberg
Mar 14, 2013
Ian Stewart wrote:
Are you serious? You bolted an ugly metal (destined to rust and deteriorate) "belay ledge" at the top of a 3 pitch 5.8 sport climb, where the ledge is at the very top of the last 60ft pitch? You can't live with a hanging belay while your second climbs the last 60 feet? I don't think this is something to be proud of...


What Ed can't live without is stirring the pot.

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By Jonathan Petsch
From Fort Collins, CO
Mar 14, 2013
grog m wrote:
Anyways, we all know everyone on this thread would stand on that shelf and love every second of it.


I know I have stood on that shelf and did love every second of it. The belay would be massively uncomfortable without it. And... it's Mexico. That kind of stuff can go in Mexico. That's what the Potrero is good for.

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By EricSchmidt
Mar 14, 2013
I can see the issue if the thing rusts and creates a 10 foot long rust streak... But other than that you whiners need to shut the hell up. Who is going to see it other than climbers? And everyone that is up there will take advantage of it and use it. not to mention all the other metal that is already drilled into the rock... Find something better to cry about.

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Mar 14, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!
What I'm worried about it, will standing on that shelf make me more vulnerable to narco-kidnapper-rapists? That's my big concern.

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By John D
Mar 14, 2013
seems like a poor solution for a poorly planned belay, but to each his own

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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Mar 14, 2013
CoR
EricSchmidt wrote:
I can see the issue if the thing rusts and creates a 10 foot long rust streak...


Do you yell at God when he creates streaks in the rocks?

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By Steve Knowlton
Mar 14, 2013
Steve K waiting to top out on Betty at the Trapps
How sharp is the edge of that thing? Seems the rap would run right over it...

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By Buff Johnson
Mar 14, 2013
smiley face
I require an iced beverage holder, about belly button height should do it; thank you.

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By rogerbenton
Mar 14, 2013
Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible...
No backrest?


Lazy.

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By Clifton Santiago
Mar 14, 2013
EricSchmidt wrote:
I can see the issue if the thing rusts and creates a 10 foot long rust streak... But other than that you whiners need to shut the hell up. Who is going to see it other than climbers? And everyone that is up there will take advantage of it and use it. not to mention all the other metal that is already drilled into the rock... Find something better to cry about.


More Macho Madness...


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By frankstoneline
Mar 14, 2013
rging wrote:
Do you yell at God when he creates streaks in the rocks?






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By EricSchmidt
Mar 14, 2013
rging wrote:
Do you yell at God when he creates streaks in the rocks?


Good point. I guess chipping is no longer an issue either since rocks eventually fall of... Maybe I could come to Salt Lake and turn The Coffin into a hand crack because eventually God is going to turn it into one as well.... Some peoples stupidity while trying to make a point is amazing!

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Mar 14, 2013
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Ed Wright wrote:
Only in the Potrero Chico could I get away with bolting a belay ledge to the top of a route. See it here

I agree with the 'only in' and I'm happy for that fact.

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By Miike
From MA/CT border
Mar 14, 2013
my foot
MojoMonkey wrote:
Too lazy for this?


those anchors on the chair look like the concrete lag screws they make these days that nobody(climber) has tested yet that I know of. you do need an impact driver to get them in but I've used them in construction work and they are bomber as hell in granite bedrock. I do wonder why they went into the mortar joint instead of the stone and if the old man in the chair was well liked or hated.

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