In theory you should be able to place two cams together, shouldn't you? I do not mean like the above picture where the cam axles are perpendicular, rather with the cam axles parallel with the lobes of each cam kissing in the middle. Hell, if you can figure out some tricky simultaneous cam triggering, you can place 10 in a row!
Recently ran into this beauty on some forgotten pile. I laughed, frowned, laughed again, shook my head, scratched it, moved on. Still not sure what the intent was but you can tell someone was climbing with a coat hanger on the rack and a lot of patience...
The mankhor sitting just a few feet above. Nothing too special really, the tat had a lovely color but the phone camera is going through a blue period.
Not that interesting of a story. I was climbing a route that was infamous for hard route finding. We climbed 4 pitches before we realized that we were off-route and had to bail. Along the way, we found a lot of bail anchors and the pink tri-cam in the pic probably belonged to one of many bail anchors except that it wasn't attached to anything. I took the pic as I found it on the top of P1, put it in my pocket and kept climbing.
Desert climbing sure offers a lot of questionable anchors...
(It says 'route tried stopped at overhang 4-10-63'!!)
Saw that last one last fall(base of Washer Woman raps). can anyone verify it's presence more than a few years ago? we were thinking it didn't look like it could be much more than a few years old. If it's real, sounds like a pretty good story.
Interesting question. I saw an old bolt ladder that went up to the overhang on the way down from washer woman and was wondering what those bolts were for. When I saw the carving at the bottom, it made sense to me and believed that the carving was actually 50 years old. I saw Ben Folsom's summit registry entry from 1997. Maybe he knows? My roommate has climbed it years ago but he doesn't remember the carving.
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yep, there's definitely some interesting artifacts up in the chimney/window/arch area up there. i remember happily realizing that the museum pieces weren't the actual rap anchors at a few of the stances.