Loose boulder - Atlantic Crag

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GregT
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Loose boulder - Atlantic Crag

Post by GregT » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:36 am

Hey all;

Just a heads up, did Atlantic Crag this past Saturday. At the top of the crux pitch just when you climb out of the bottomless recess onto the ledge there is a very loose flake boulder which almost crush my partner who was on the lead. I marked it with an X. However I think it would be wise if we schedule a time to push it over the edge or secure it or something as it seems like it is only a matter of time before is comes flying down.
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Brussel
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Re: Loose boulder - Atlantic Crag

Post by Brussel » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:59 pm

I think that has been loose for a long time, but it does look like it has shifted. On a similar note there are two sizeable blocks on Arrow I'd also like to turf...they're both very dangerous

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robertbreyer
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Re: Loose boulder - Atlantic Crag

Post by robertbreyer » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm

That big block has been there for the last 49 years. It rocks back and forth, I think it's too big to trundle or even move much. Just don't pull on it. Now you know for next time.
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Re: Loose boulder - Atlantic Crag

Post by mokganjetsi » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:01 am

TM's ledges are littered with loose blocks. as long as its not teetering on the edge or hosts a crucial grip ts best just left alone. goes without saying that climbers have a responsibility to not pull hard on dodgy / loose stuff; there are people on the trails below you.

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