A 'Surprise' bolt!

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Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 10, 2009 - 07:58pm PT
Apogee,

Just funnin around, I climbed at Suicide once in the last 10 years but many times in the early 80's and would never think of messin with history. I have placed hundereds of bolts in my time but none at Suicide.

Just tryin to lighten the mood during a crappy day.
squatch

Boulder climber
santa cruz, CA
Nov 10, 2009 - 08:15pm PT
from the title i swore you were talking about the completely unnecessary bolt halfway up the money pitch on the Surprise at the five open books in the valley.
what's up with that thing anyways? it's 1 foot away from a perfectly proable crack and not even near a belay.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Nov 10, 2009 - 08:48pm PT
I'm also curious to hear how that bolt came to be there. I saw it while doing Revelation just a couple of weeks ago. We were quite shocked. (and yes Gordo, it is on Surprise, exactly as described) It had been so long since I did a Weeping Wall route that I had no point of reference for how long it had been there. Sounds like it's very recent.

Not good.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 10, 2009 - 08:56pm PT
I'm going to be at a board meeting with Pat Callis in a week and a half--should I ask him?

I doubt he cares one way or another, and maybe doesn't even remember the climb, but I'll see what he has to say...
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2009 - 09:14pm PT
I would be interested to hear what Pat has to say, though I'm concerned that the person who did this might use his indifference as rationale for their action.

It would be useful to know who did it, or at least why- perhaps keeping this thread prominent will bring some info forward. If anyone here frequents Mtn Project or RC.noob, more insight might be had that way, too.

Before letting the issue explode into a negative ethics spray-a-thon, a few facts would be helpful.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 10, 2009 - 09:49pm PT
I was gonna say Seasons End needs some bolts but since sarcasm doesnt transfer well on the interweb I'll keep my trap shut.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 10, 2009 - 09:53pm PT
Is Suicide so quiet these days that this kind of crap could go so unnoticed? I guess it could have happened at anytime though.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 10, 2009 - 11:14pm PT
Call it what it is,


an act of vapid vandalism.
Lost Arrow

Trad climber
The North Ridge of the San Fernando
Nov 10, 2009 - 11:34pm PT
In all seriousness if not me someone needs to get up there with a crowbar.

Juan
microcam

Trad climber
San Juan Capistrano. California
Nov 10, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
My old school climbing partner who taught me to climb about 11 years ago told me never to do three things: 1) Never let go of the brake hand 2) Never chip holds 3} and never add a bolt to an existing route in honor of the individual(s) who put up the route. Do your homework fellas? The slab pitch ends up at the anchors for Surprise and Clam Chowder. We know how Surprise got its name and who put it up. Who in the world would be right in adding bolts to his existing route! Think fellas! And quit bitchin' about something until you find out the truth!
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 11, 2009 - 02:44am PT
I agree with Juan (that's a fuucking first)

chop chop.








BOOOTY!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Nov 11, 2009 - 08:27am PT
Someone farted in church. The acolytes are outraged!

DMT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 11, 2009 - 10:08am PT
Apogee,

I'm surprised at your outrage?

It's the perfect liberal bolt!
























It gives the masses a false sense of security,

and


eliminates the need for self responsibility.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2009 - 11:29am PT
TGT-

Believe it or not, we probably share similar views on preserving the legacy of classic routes. Incredible, huh? A progressive with a strong appreciation for history. Whodathunkit?
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Nov 11, 2009 - 11:58am PT
all I'm saying is that IF you "WUD" gridbolt ALL routes...

Well...

that "WUD" be GREAT!!!...

I'd like them PLACED about 5 inches apart...

especially on the HARD...

5.0's...


THANKS!!!...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 11, 2009 - 12:47pm PT
Did you happen to notice if it was a 5 piece or a wedge (stud)style?


Someone farted in church. The acolytes are outraged!

More like left a coiler on the front pew!
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2009 - 12:49pm PT
No, I didn't look too closely- it was definitely a 3/8" cap bolt, with a large SS hanger. It appeared properly installed, but in a silly location.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Nov 11, 2009 - 12:55pm PT
At the ole Brown Steamer is it?

Chop it then! and say reverent things as you do!

DMT
Mojomonkey

climber
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 11, 2009 - 01:03pm PT
So.... did you clip it?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Redlands
Nov 11, 2009 - 01:13pm PT
I'm off until Monday. Who's got the tuning fork and crowbar?
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