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Mar 14, 2013
Steve Knowlton wrote:
How sharp is the edge of that thing? Seems the rap would run right over it...


good post
todd w
Joined May 5, 2008
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Mar 14, 2013
north wash
Found this on another thread. Just thought I'd share.
Hmmmmmm.
Hmmmmmm.
mr. mango
Joined Jan 18, 2012
72 points
Mar 14, 2013
More Macho Madness...
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Hahahahahahahaha, fucken awesome! Well done.
Superclimber
Joined Mar 7, 2009
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Mar 14, 2013
Magic Ed
Since somebody brought it up, we did actually carry a Lazy Boy Recliner all the way up to the East bluffs at Devil's Lake once. Made for the best belay seat ever!


Lazy Boy Recliner at Devil's Lake around '79 or '8...
Lazy Boy Recliner at Devil's Lake around '79 or '80.
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Mar 14, 2013
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls
I have nothing clever to say. I direct flames this disgrace and anyone involved. Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Joined Apr 4, 2006
108 points
Mar 14, 2013
I eat crack for breakfast.
Every place has got its style, and I'll let the locals decide what style that is, but I gotta say - that belay ledge is really living up to Mexico's famous hospitality! Alex Washburne
Joined Apr 29, 2010
63 points
Mar 14, 2013
grog m wrote:
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.

All these haters spraying about graffiti problems, where paint is on the walls as it is.
Don't take me seriously.
ccross
From San Diego, CA
Joined Oct 2, 2008
79 points
Mar 15, 2013
Magic Ed
I've enjoyed reading the comments on my post. As I expected, those who have climbed in the Potrero are OK with the ledge while most of the naysayers have never been here. Supertaco and mp generated the liveliest debate while almost nobody on rc.com bothered to comment.

Some legitimate issues were brought up so I'll reply.

1. I was born and raised in Mexico, am a full citizen of the country and have lived in the Potrero for more than 20 years so I believe I qualify as a true local.

2. The ledge is not just a chunk of off-the-shelf angle-iron. I had it custom made to be barely big enough for two people to stand on for a short time, taking into consideration the angle of the wall. I also made absolutely sure that all edges and corners were well rounded and burr-free to prevent any rope damage.

3. None of the vegetation that we remove to create our routes is in any way endangered. On the contrary, all this stuff used to be harvested for various uses, a whole industry that died out with the advent of synthetics. It is now growing rampant over thousands of square miles in northern Mexico. The amount we remove is like a drop in the ocean.

4. Safety issues in the Potrero. This morning I drove a group of climbers (who had been here for 2 months and had a fabulous time) to the airport at 2:30am with no worries. Would I drive around inside the city of Monterrey at that hour? No, not unless it were a life-and-death scenario such as taking someone to the hospital.
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Mar 15, 2013
One more thing: had you bolted the metal on upside-down relative to how it is now, you would have increased the usable surface area to stand on. Ian Stewart
Joined May 17, 2010
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Mar 15, 2013
The Hammer
John D wrote:
seems like a poor solution for a poorly planned belay, but to each his own

+100
M Sprague
From New England
Joined Nov 9, 2006
5,452 points
Mar 15, 2013
i'm glad this wouldn't be tolerated in the areas i climb at. there's a clear line between fixed protection and fixed luxury items. this sets a crappy precedent David Barbour
From Denver
Joined Apr 4, 2011
231 points
Mar 15, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA...
Ed Wright wrote:
As I expected, those who have climbed in the Potrero are OK with the ledge while most of the naysayers have never been here.


If you're going to start bolting big pieces of angle iron to the cliff, why stop there? Do it right and make a 2' x 3' platform with safety railing, drink holders and some of those telescopes that they have at the Grand Canyon overlooks.

If you're counting votes - put me down for lame. And no, I have not climbed there.
Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Joined Jun 24, 2006
964 points
Mar 15, 2013
These haters are funny. todd w
Joined May 5, 2008
2 points
Mar 15, 2013
So many haters chill out he's just making a point that potrero is one of the only places were the 3 r system applies. No rules regulations or rangers. Here's my advice don't come down we don't need any of your negative vibes down here anyways. Enjoy the office life you weekend warriors. Sent from la Posada in El potrero on a beautiful spring day. Jack Sparrow
From denver, co
Joined Jun 28, 2010
740 points
Mar 15, 2013
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
Glenn Schuler wrote:
If you're going to start bolting big pieces of angle iron to the cliff, why stop there? Do it right and make a 2' x 3' platform with safety railing, drink holders and some of those telescopes that they have at the Grand Canyon overlooks. If you're counting votes - put me down for lame. And no, I have not climbed there.


If you make it look safe then you have to bolt a signable waiver to the belay to make sure people understand that it is not up to code ;)
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
309 points
Mar 15, 2013
Jack Sparrow wrote:
So many haters chill out he's just making a point that potrero is one of the only places were the 3 r system applies. No rules regulations or rangers. Here's my advice don't come down we don't need any of your negative vibes down here anyways. Enjoy the office life you weekend warriors. Sent from la Posada in El potrero on a beautiful spring day.

The hippie bro-brah vibe this post is dripping with should be enough to keep most of us from coming down. Why go all the way to Mexico to run into a Colorado douchebag transplant with argumentative skills which are probably inversely proportional to the size of his trust fund...
Boissal
From Small Lake, UT
Joined Aug 21, 2006
1,664 points
Mar 15, 2013
ice park
Boissal wrote:
The hippie bro-brah vibe this post is dripping with should be enough to keep most of us from coming down. Why go all the way to Mexico to run into a Colorado douchebag transplant with argumentative skills which are probably inversely proportional to the size of his trust fund...


What do you have against trust funds? Seem pretty awesome to me.
Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 6, 2005
53 points
Mar 15, 2013
Jack Sparrow wrote:
Enjoy the office life you weekend warriors. Sent from la Posada in El potrero on a beautiful spring day.


I would rather have a trust fund like you.

Sent from reality.
Eric G.
From Saratoga Springs, NY
Joined Apr 18, 2012
53 points
Mar 15, 2013
CoR
EricSchmidt wrote:
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!


Most things go over your head don't they? We will have to leave that as a rhetorical question.
rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Joined Jul 18, 2011
181 points
Mar 15, 2013
No trust fund guys I wish though. Thx for the good vibes brah. I'll be heading back to my serving job asap. All hail the weekend warrior. Douchebag hippie out. Jack Sparrow
From denver, co
Joined Jun 28, 2010
740 points
Mar 15, 2013
At the BRC
Eric G. wrote:
I would rather have a trust fund like you. Sent from reality.


You have no idea what you are talking about.
"Jack" is a super enthusiastic, positive young guy who works hard for his money.
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Mar 15, 2013
rging wrote:
Most things go over your head don't they? We will have to leave that as a rhetorical question.


Mind telling me what went over my head? I guess you werent trying to be a dick and give me a hard time for my comment??
EricSchmidt
Joined Feb 3, 2013
5 points
Mar 15, 2013
Los Hermanos
EricSchmidt wrote:
Mind telling me what went over my head? I guess you werent trying to be a dick and give me a hard time for my comment??




Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
1,753 points
Mar 15, 2013
shirtless wonder
I get it...

You should have made the ledge out of sika. Would have matched the color of limestone an lasted longer.

+1 for shiz as it is mexico.
bruno-cx
Joined Oct 22, 2009
8 points
Mar 15, 2013
EricSchmidt wrote:
I guess you werent trying to be a dick and give me a hard time for my comment??

EricSchmidt,
I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt for one post, because it may be that you don't realize how you have come off in the MP forums.

You are the dick.

The majority of your posts go something like this:
(quote statement made by previous poster)

EricSchmidt- "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in the history of hearing things that I've heard. I can't believe you would take time out of your day to say something so dumb, The time it took to stop your day and post something so dumb I can't believe, and I'm the smartest guy I ever met. Ever. You must be a moran (sic), find something better to do other than post your stupid thoughts on the internet. I'm doing really important stuff, and get REALLY PISSED at how dumb your posts are when I hear them, and the right thing is obvious to me, because I'm smart. You're dumb."

This is a rather obnoxious way to respond to people with whom you disagree, and it rubs people the wrong way and paints you in a bad light.

Maybe you're down with that, if so, please carry on. If there is one thing MP forums excel at, it is ruining obnoxious posters, and it is hilarious, but kinda sad, too.
It's not too late to be a bit more cordial in your posts and be a welcome member of this forum.

And before you berate me for my long post that cares about something you are unconcerned with, let me just reiterate that I am giving you the benefit of the doubt here that you don't realize how you've ingratiated yourself.

Cheers!

Clifton Santiago
Joined Apr 22, 2010
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