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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Well, I've tried sand blasting, pressure washing, wire brushing, "Goof Off" (spray), "Removall" (paste), and maybe other things for removing graffiti. Removall, plus time, water, and a scrub brush, seem to work quite well. I'm not familiar with Taginator - spray, paste, liquid? Applied with pressure washer, or do you first apply it, wait, then wash?

Most of the places where it's needed around here you can't easily get a pressure washer and water to.
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Mighty HIker,

Here are some instructions I wrote up for the Access Fund. It requires A LOT of scrubbing, but provided it's "just" spray paint, then this works quite well on granite (our local rock). If the graffiti is back in far, the have people carry as much water as possible for the pressure backpack sprayer. Taginator is a liquid, and can be applied with a cheap little spray bottle. Let it sit, scrub, rinse, repeat. Full instructions below:

Graffiti Removal Instructions

1) Assemble necessities
a. Taginator
b. Gloves
c. Eye Protection
d. Spray bottles for Taginator
e. Backpack sprayer with pump for water
f. Lots of water for rinsing
g. Brushes, either stiff nylon or steel, or both
h. Gather the troops
2) Apply the taginator to the painted surface
a. Spray on a coat and let it sit at least 15 min
b. Cooler days prevent evaporation
c. Use personal protective equipment
3) Scrub
a. Use stiff nylon, or steel brushes
b. More scrubbing you do, the more you’ll get off.
c. This may affect softer rocks, discoloring or abrading them
d. Use personal protective equipment
4) Rinse
a. Use the fancy pressure pump backpack sprayer to blast off the solvated mess
b. Start at the top and work down getting all the residue off the rock
5) Smile
a. You just did a public service!
Note: I’m not sure exactly what is in taginator. It “biodegrades” but it will possibly kill plants at the base of the climb where residue washes down. It is caustic, instead of an organic solvent. Keep it off your skin and out of your eyes.

Josh
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
Thanks! It sounds like Taginator is much the same as Removall, which I have a fair bit of experience with - they're used in exactly the same manner. A lot of scrubbing is the key. Although with the Removall, there's no need to pressure wash - simply scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing do it. Good to know that there's an alternative. Maybe I'll give it a try next year, if needed.
locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:46pm PT


"Well, I've tried sand blasting, pressure washing, wire brushing, "Goof Off"...

I'll bet you have!!!...







Question to self:

Was that inappropriate of me to post???...

Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
This is the first time we've pressure washed. It removed some of the need to scrub so much, and there were up to 4 layers of paint of different types. One of them, unfortunately, seemed to be something like latex based and was just heinous to get off. There are a few hundred square feet of rock that need work, so pressure washer is the way to go on this project!

Josh

Edit: Mighty Hiker, thanks for cleaning up your local crags! You RULE!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Working a new route from the traverse ledge on our Hall Of Mirrors. 11...
Working a new route from the traverse ledge on our Hall Of Mirrors. 11-17-12
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa Oehry FA Fire And Ice 5.10a/b?
Isa Oehry FA Fire And Ice 5.10a/b?
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa Oehry FA Fire And Ice 10a/b? 11-17-12
Isa Oehry FA Fire And Ice 10a/b? 11-17-12
Credit: tradmanclimbs

We must be a bit daft putting up new routes on a NE exposure in November.... yea that is ice behind us...
Speaking of which, I believe that I am officially ready to break out the tools... Also completely out of bolt hangers...
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
I keep eyeballing a sculpture down the street from my place. I think I need to check it out.

yes locker, and I will Pm you shortly.. lol

thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
Team 115 (combined age) (brassnuts and me) did Levitation 29 today! Back to the car before dark. Now it's time for anti-inflammatories and liquor.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Back to Iron Butte. Went up Redbeard with the Silent Partner as far as the chains on Gripmaster (80ft?). Rapped back and left. Worst thing I did today was let one of the safety loops get behind my leg, which would have been bad had I fallen. Otherwise, no stuck loops etc. Just slow as cold molasses. Rock was dry and I had a damn fine time. Dog's still the only one I can convince to drag out climbing with me.
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thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
We started from the car at 5:45 from 159 (outside the loop). Back in the car at 4:45. Callie says hello. We just got back from great dinner and beer.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Arrived in vegas tonight fresh from a chicago trip. Please turn up the heat for tomorrow. Yay vegas!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Good luck Crimpie. Hope you have great weather.
Borut

climber
french, spider
Nov 20, 2012 - 04:31am PT
Sent 'Spaltna' (D6) - Sava drytool crag (Slovenia)
Here are two pics of the line (Tedi and Poli on the pics)
http://www.supertopo.com/inc/photo_zoom.php?s=user_rating&v=2&o=DESC&ftr=&z=XL&t=0&dpid=Ojw_Nj0kKCokIg,,
http://www.supertopo.com/inc/photo_zoom.php?s=user_rating&v=2&o=DESC&ftr=&z=XL&t=0&dpid=Ojw_Nj0kJyMhIQ,,
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 20, 2012 - 04:42am PT
Some Wyde climb in the desert....
Today looks like more of the same
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
Ancient Art for the umpteenth time. It was fun!

Credit: The Larry

Chillin' on the big ledge.
Chillin' on the big ledge.
Credit: The Larry

Ariel's first tower.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 23, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
Soloed a bunch @ my local spot in Killington vt. Hit up marshfield corners today. picks to follow @ some point.
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
four days at Indian Creek, but almost no pictures.

Lots and LOTS of thin and perfect and wide hands and fists.


IC is heaven on Earth.


spied several other hard lines to try. And perhaps (just MAYBE) an FA or two when I head back there in a few months. Super psyched.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 23, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
5 pitches up to 5.8 this morning before work... In the rain....

Best part was my dog met me at the top of each pitch.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
Alpine Start. Not really that is the sun at 1:30 pm
Alpine Start. Not really that is the sun at 1:30 pm
Credit: Plaidman

We didn't climb anything really. Just to the top of an old fire look out. It was covered in ice and snow and the wind was howling at about 40mph. It was a good outing. Mostly we were doing reconnicence for future climbs. Fun Thanksgiving though.

This was the down climb off the fire look out.
This was the down climb off the fire look out.
Credit: Plaidman
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
The Warrior at Red Rock

The Warrior &#40;p3 visible&#41;
The Warrior (p3 visible)
Credit: WML

Xavier leading the third pitch of The Warrior
Xavier leading the third pitch of The Warrior
Credit: WML

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