new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

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shedlon24
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new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby shedlon24 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:00 pm

Just climbed Jacobs Ladder earlier today and was amazed to see the new bolts that have now been placed. Anyone else climbed the route yet?
Its actually really irritating to see that this is going through.

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Sheldon
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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby SNORT » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:59 pm

Where? Do you have photo?

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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby SNORT » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:03 pm

Oh I see the article. Awesome work guys! I am rather miffed I was not invited to do the drilling. I love the power of that hilti ripping into Sand Stone..... It makes my biceps bulge extra beeeeg...

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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby jimbo » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:15 pm

Well done sheldon. I believe you caught a troll, hook line and sinker!

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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby shedlon24 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:55 pm

I guess this gives me the right to say... April Fools! :lol:
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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby Justin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:09 pm

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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby BradCT » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
SH!t you gave me (and many other I'm sure) heart failure!!!

Classic!!! Well done on the effort and lengths taken to give us traddies the freakin fright of the year... thus far!
I would love to have been a fly on the wall when SNORT read the article!

Long live fun and games!!!! :jocolor:

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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby Warren G » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 am

Ha :)

We had a load of fun doing it- although like all trad adventures not without its problems: we rapped in to place the bolts, then continued to a lower stance to legitimately lead the pitch. The ropes didn't run when we tried pulling them, and so I soloed up to the traverse rail, then managed to pull the ropes. The light was failing us, and so I simply tied in there and lead thru for the pictures, with my last genuine pro being the stance just above the bird cave. I can honestly claim to have sport climbed Jacobs Ladder!

The exercise obviously sort to comment on what has been happening over the last year, and the ridiculousness of it all. Lets laugh at our mistakes in life, and not defend them.
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Re: new bolts on Jacobs Ladder

Postby BradCT » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:25 am

Warren G wrote:The exercise obviously sort to comment on what has been happening over the last year, and the ridiculousness of it all. Lets laugh at our mistakes in life, and not defend them.


Spot on!! :thumright
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