Natural Arch Collapses...


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Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 31, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
The small natural arch I found in the Potrero basin a couple of years ago has collapsed...

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Have the Boyscouts visited recently?

Nov 1, 2013 - 02:38am PT
That whole place would collapse if it wAsnt held together by 3/8" Hilti bolts.

Gym climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Ed, that arch was cool. Nice find. There you have it, the world changes before our eyes.

Nov 1, 2013 - 11:48am PT
A republican went there and saw it.

It then collapsed a few hours later .......
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 31, 2015 - 03:35pm PT
Ironic you should say Republicun, Werner!

I "discovered" this archicle in a 1955 AZ Hwy mag. The arch in question is called Kolb Arch and is in Grand Canyon's Nankoweap.

It was originally hidden from stupid humans until spotted from the air by Senator Barry Goldwater (Rep. AZ), LBJ's old "arch enemy" from the 1964 presidential election.

He flew in by helicopter and he and his pilot friend hiked in to view it.
A page out of the article from AZ Hwys, February '55.
A page out of the article from AZ Hwys, February '55.
Credit: mouse from merced

As is readily apparent, he named it Kolb Arch (not to be confused with Kolob Arch in Zion).

And Magic Ed, that's so sad about your fallen arch. Flat feet can be hell, I'm sure.
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