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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
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Mar 14, 2013
meow
... Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Joined May 18, 2011
259 points
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...
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
116 points
Mar 14, 2013
... practice is to congratulate new ideas and methods in climbing with a hearty cyber high-five! Clifton Santiago
Joined Apr 22, 2010
0 points
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. Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
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! Jeremy Hand
Joined Feb 24, 2012
109 points
Mar 14, 2013
the man was smart
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. T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,054 points
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. rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Joined Feb 15, 2008
288 points
Mar 14, 2013
Too lazy for this? MojoMonkey
Joined Jan 29, 2009
65 points
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...
Ian Stewart
Joined May 17, 2010
166 points
Mar 14, 2013
Could someone please install these at every bolt & not just the belays? It's unsafe to get pumped clipping draws... Peteoria
Joined Jun 6, 2010
62 points
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. grog m
Joined Aug 29, 2012
14 points
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.
Eric Engberg
Joined Apr 28, 2009
2 points
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.
Jonathan Petsch
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Nov 24, 2007
53 points
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. EricSchmidt
Joined Feb 3, 2013
5 points
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. camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Mar 14, 2013
seems like a poor solution for a poorly planned belay, but to each his own John D
Joined Nov 24, 2010
21 points
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?
rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Joined Jul 18, 2011
181 points
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... Steve Knowlton
Joined Feb 22, 2008
15 points
Mar 14, 2013
I require an iced beverage holder, about belly button height should do it; thank you. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,499 points
Mar 14, 2013
Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible...
No backrest?


Lazy.
rogerbenton
Joined Sep 5, 2011
262 points
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...

Clifton Santiago
Joined Apr 22, 2010
0 points
Mar 14, 2013
rging wrote:
Do you yell at God when he creates streaks in the rocks?





frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
22 points
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!
EricSchmidt
Joined Feb 3, 2013
5 points
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.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,500 points
Mar 14, 2013
the man was smart
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.
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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