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By Tom Lausch
From Madison WI
Jan 7, 2013
Chips and Salsa
Has anyone put up a route or climbed the wall on the left side of the Sandy corridor? When entering the canyon on the left side there looks to be some routes that might go.

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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Jan 7, 2013
FWIW, Sandy Corridor falls into the 1/4 Mile historical zone surrounding the Sandstone Quarry parking lot- this means that legally, any route put up must be done without fixed hardware, as any bolting is illegal in that zone.

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By Tom Lausch
From Madison WI
Jan 7, 2013
Chips and Salsa
I guess more specifically I was wondering if anyone has climbed the two giant sweeping arches on the left side of the corridor as you enter. They looked like they would go but I didn't have the time to try it out.

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By Tom Lausch
From Madison WI
Apr 10, 2013
Chips and Salsa
As I get ready to head out to Red Rocks at the end of April here, I have a few questions for some locals that can help me out.
1) Anyone climb either of the two sweeping left arches on the far wall (near the entrance) in the Sandy Corridor yet?
2) Whats the rules regarding pins. I know there is no fixed gear but what about pins (since they can be removed)?

Feel free to berate me and tell me to not climb it and wait until someone strong enough does. But regardless I would like to try and climb it. (aid or free)

Thanks

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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Apr 10, 2013
Any gear that is left in the wall- bolts, pins, even a fixed stopper or cam, qualifies under the fixed anchor ban.

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By Stone Nude
Apr 21, 2013
When dumb people have disposable income, hilarity ...
Let's bolt it!

Tom, don't worry about any of the haters or bans. If you want to see how effective that has been, take a look at the Handren guide and see if you can figure a bolt count on the Jet Stream Wall routes. All of those are new, rap bolted, and no one is doing a damn thing about it.

As long as you're not posting up names and dates or letting the Dime Drop Patrol know what you're up to, you'll be fine. I replaced over 40 bolts on the opposite wall from where you're looking before getting noticed by a mincing guide and his Sponsored By Mom+Dad "Adult" and having a very pleasant chat with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Turns out doing a public service in my spare time on my own dime is something the BLM is very happy about, our climbing ranger seems to legitimately understand the issues facing climbers around here and want what's best for everyone involved, which definitely includes replacing 1/4 inchers with fat glueys. They don't seem to be tripping about the new routes either as long as you're not going about it in some amazingly dumb way, and even then I haven't heard much about a reaction to some very up-front about bolting stuff posted this year...

When in doubt, use RB's! I was kidding about bolting over there, by the way. But leave a fixed nut for luck...BTW Van Betten and crew climbed a bunch of stuff over there, Handren's book has pics.

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