John has it^^^. Then you tap the stud back down a tad, and put the grey epoxy putty over it. Bamm, gone/invisible. Healyje even has elevated it to an art form where he pusses a brass brush onto the epoxy to slightly rough up the surface and thus match the rock. The guy could have been an art restorer:-)
Dudes come back: no bolts - confusion ensues. Later they reinstall, so you rinse and repeat. Pretty soon, your point will be noticed and perhaps some personal reflection will occur on their end. No problemo and no boltos. You think yammering on the internet will do anything? NO is the correct answer. Not only is Johns solution the answer, but I suspect that via this method you will feel much better by taking action (instead of getting idiots like me to crack wise and get yer blood pressure up) as well. Email them and let them know 2 things. 1st) They pissed you off and they ain't getting the hangers back. Ever. They are your now. 2nd) If they do it again you will send the same email and add to your hanger pile.
Get cracking boyz. Don't screw up the rock - get it clean, let us know how it goes and bring some self satisfied photos of your work so we can all laugh and pat your backs (virtual mode of course).
"I only use ASCA gear for rebolting so I'm not putting crap bolts in". This is from Kelsey today.
This is from the ASCA's homepage...
"The amount of protection on a climb is traditionally determined by the first to climb the route, and while climbing is a fairly anarchistic pursuit, the one revered tradition is that later climbers never add additional fixed protection to an existing route. In other words, the addition of bolts or pitons to existing routes is not tolerated unless the first person to do the route adds the bolts to their own route".
The ASCA supplied Kelsey with bolts after his intentional retro bolting of Hocus Pocus and Splat Button several years ago. Something about how he wouldn't do it again... We'll hear we are again. Go figure...
Is the ASCA still supplying him with bolts/hardware?
Is, or has, the ASCA supplied his partner Kristopher Klein with bolts/hardware?
Oddly enough the Alaska section on the ASCA site is down