New bolted anchors

Posted by: socialist1

New bolted anchors - 07/14/14 04:48 PM


So the other day I was down in Sleepy Hollow and ran into this guy who was doing some rope soloing. We got to chatting and he said the preserve is opening up to the idea of creating some new bolted rap anchors around the cliffs, and that they were interested to hear what were troublesome spots in need. I believe the idea was to identify permanent rats nests, decaying pitons, and dying trees that people are currently using, which have no great suitable alternatives.

Anyone know if there is any truth to this?
Posted by: Mim

Re: New bolted anchors - 07/14/14 05:36 PM

Contact the GGC - it\'s was on their agenda at last week\'s meeting.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: New bolted anchors - 07/14/14 06:00 PM

I think it is true, but I don\'t think they are about to add new bolts tomorrow either.

I\'ve been preparing a letter about my personal view about appropriate future directions, trying to take a long and realistic view of Preserve mission, population, culture, and genre issues, and whatever trad climbing might mean in the 21st century. I\'d urge others to do the same, which is to say write something thoughtful and well-reasoned that can go into the files of the Preserve anchor committee.

The online debates have a way of primarily serving the purposes of trolls and the audiences who like to crowd around a schoolyard fight. I doubt anyone at the Preserve even looks at them, and if they do, it probably isn\'t for more than a few seconds. So if you think you have something of value to say, put it on paper (remember paper?) and send it to Hank Alicandri.
Posted by: socialist1

Re: New bolted anchors - 07/14/14 06:11 PM

Thanks Mim, and agreed RG.