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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:43pm PT
I have cams, qd's, stoppers and biners...total weight 8.5 lbs- what's the least expensive way to ship?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Send it to someone doing the crate via sea bound shipping. More secure and much less cost than USPS and insanely cheaper than UPS or FEDEX

Cost me about $10 usps to Jon plus I Pitched in a little for the crate.

I think Jon Beck said he was going to do another crate. You might try PMing him or maybe he can PM you.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 17, 2012 - 12:56am PT
If Jon has another shipment in the works I'll defer to him. Otherwise I'll take the next lead. Let me know Jon.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Thanks Everybody!!

All Your generosity is truly amazing!

Cragnshag gave me a link to how to make a bolt puller as well as how to use it. I will post pics as I tic routes of questionable bolts and hangers.

Thanks for throwing in a bolt kit Ronamok!

Peace Eric
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
ss bolts needed BUMP
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
I started a thread like this in one of the Australian forums I belong to for Indonesia. Indonesia is around the corner for them, and Australian visit Indo regularly.

A couple of members there convince their climbing gym to put a donation box out. Might work for you guys if you have a gym. Even just a couple sling for a few members adds up quickly.


Regardless, nice of you guys to share the wealth.
Eman
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 23, 2012 - 01:15pm PT
Sorry if I am late to shipping party here. I did a big clean up of the gear room this weekend and have a small package - 1 ATC, 1 gently used harness, a couple of 12" nylon slings and some oval non locking biners.
Mountain Lion, I will pm you also.
Lisa
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Hi everybody,

Just a thought I had. I think it would be cool to let the people who are receiving the gear you all have donated know a little about you. Not to much just a pic or where/why/what you climb. If you prefer to remain anonymous that is cool also. I haven't done anything yet. Here is a pic of cragnshag with his son (originally on facelift thread). Let me know if I have the wrong pic Bob.

Peace Eric
getting started early with a love of the mountains...
getting started early with a love of the mountains...
Credit: mountainlion
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Oct 29, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
OK, here's what we have gathered so far. The pic below shows my stuff combined with stuff from Michelle. I think Lisa's stuff is on the way here, but we still have plenty of room. I would like to fill up the container, if possible, before sending. I'm in South San Jose for any of you Bay Area folks who want to donate.

stuff!
stuff!
Credit: cragnshag
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 29, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
I'll dig my stuff out tomorrow and post the inventory. I've been slacking. glad it's not too late.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Thanks, Cragnshag, Michelle, Lisa, and Nature! That is an amazing donation!

By the way check out the trip report I posted today.

Thanks for everybody's generosity, time, effort, money spent, and gear. I should be receiving the first package in early december. I will post a trip report upon distributing the gear.

Peace Eric
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 29, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Post inventory? My, aren't WE organized?
I just stuffed some stuff in a box & sent it.
That's not The Way?
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Oct 29, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
I may be a little OCD. Notice how the draws are arranged by size and color.
Heck, even look at the direction of the biner gates... OK time to go clean the bathroom while I'm on a roll.

Actually the photo is "proof" for the insurance claim for the shipper if the package gets stolen en route.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 31, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
I am back on the Interwebs after Sandy-imposed hiatus. I will send my package tomorrow.
Thanks to Cragnshag for gathering all the gear and to Mountain Lion for organizing this in the first place.
Lsa
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Oct 31, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Hey Crag, do you ever come to Planet Granite Sunnyvale. I've got some gear I could donate. I live in Sunnyvale, will be in Yosemite this weekend, could try to meet up to give you some more stuff to send. When are you planning on sending out the box?

 Luke
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
Just a bump. I have sent my small contribution to Cragnshag along with a contribution to the shipping and insurance costs via PayPal.
Thanks again to Bob for shipping a bunch of gear and to Eric for organizing this in the first place.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 01:12am PT
Thanks Everybody!

I have a few people on mountainproject that are looking to share shipping space. Please let me know if anyone still has room in their container.

The estimated delivery date of the first package is November 20. I will keep everyone posted upon it's arrival and will have a trip report also.

Thanks for everyone's effort in making this a reality.

Peace Eric
aliebling

climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 15, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Too late to get in on this? Have a brand new harness I got for free that I'd gladly send along.
Lord Slime

Sport climber
Fort Collins, CO
Nov 16, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
The bolts placed are 3/8 by 3 inches galvanized steel (because they are cheaper)the hangars are mostly Fixe stainless steel. They look to be holding up well as the crag is far enough from the ocean and is overhanging enough the wall can be climbed when raining.

Unfortunately, as I've posted about Cuba, being away from seawater does NOT make stainless appropriate in this type of environment. There are many broken stainless bolts which have never been touched by seawater or sea water aerosols. In fact, the latest science points toward lower-humidity, inland areas as being more susceptible to Stress Corrosion Cracking.

Rainwater, accelerated by rotting vegetation (carbonic acid), dissolves the limestone creating Ca and worse, Mg ions. The Cl is already there since limestone forms in saline solutions. The rain stops and evaporates, leaving MgCl on the stainless steel. SCC soon follows, usually behind the hanger where it can't be seen, and the bolt breaks even though the bolt looks fine on the outside.

If you can get the old galvanized bolts out and use the same hole, you should consider continuing to use galvanized bolts BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE when they start to rust (the Zn is consumed) and then replace them: SCC in stainless is often invisible.

Of course this is a lot of ongoing labor and expense. The only existing permanent solution is titanium glue-ins.

And speaking of FIXE hangers...
These three hangers were recovered from the same route in Cayman Brac....
These three hangers were recovered from the same route in Cayman Brac. They are all the same brand and were placed at the same time, yet the lowest (left) hanger shows no signs of corrosion, the middle hanger has huge SCC cracks in it, and the highest ha
Credit: Lord Slime
Large SCC cracks in Hanger 2.
Large SCC cracks in Hanger 2.
Credit: Lord Slime
A photo showing a cross section view of Hanger 3.  Cracking was extens...
A photo showing a cross section view of Hanger 3. Cracking was extensive even though it was not readily observed on the exterior surface.
Credit: Lord Slime
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
Thanks for posting those pics lord of the slime! That is truly scary. So the best option is titanium glue-ins. Next best is galvanized bolts with stainless hangers so you can see the corrosion knowing that you have to replace within a decade? What about stainless bolts and stainless hangers?
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