jonathan knight wrote:The Humane Society wall might actually see more traffic if it wasn't full of 5/16 hardware store bolts and shitty anchors. It's a problem that I've been hearing about for years. We could go across the street after the crag day wraps up around 4:30, Mike can do a clinic, and get some more help.
Alexi, I would do some work up in Ferguson especially if we knew the specifics. I don't know if the ASCA would fix new pins or replace them with bolts. That's a trickier situation. If we get out to look at the trail work today or tomorrow, we can look at some of the anchor issues.
Anchors/bolts I ran into at HS were heinous for sure but I'm not sure updating the hardware would draw more people. That being said, the 10 parties that go up there every year would appreciate it.
I can call you regarding Fergy and go up tomorrow before or after work and take a look around. I can think of a few bolts (off the top of my head) that could be replaced. I don't know if it's any more justifiable than updating the HS hardware though, most are on routes that I'm sure see very little traffic. As for the pins, agreed, tough call. I think putting in bolts if there isn't natural gear nearby and the routes have become dangerous makes sense. I don't think it should be an ASCA thing though, they don't need their name on what can be regarded as retrobolting existing lines. I'd engrave a few hangers with my name and put the bolts in if we can get a number of people to chime in about it. I can make a list of routes that were affected and could use new hardware and discuss it here or on the SLCA bolt forum. If some of the routes are un-leadable in their present state it would make sense, screw the "you can always TR" argument.
edit: Mike, if you do the rebolting after crag day is over I'll run up and help for sure.
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