Dealing with over bolting?

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Ryan Tetz

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:23am PT
Yeah the East side could use a good rope pooping legend... Ian, Vic, and Collins head up there first thing in the morning! Remember you got to get their fixed ropes too though and stir it up with a stick and a can of beans... For full Yosemite tradition climb above them on another route when they are out climbing for the day and throw lunch bags of crap and try to go for a direct hit. You could always use a bigwall poop tube rigged as potato canon for best aim? When you see them on the descent trail later that day threaten them with maiming and broken bones in a large group. Then make them go to a sit down meeting with the INYO SAR and local sherrif! They can pitch their tent on the Zoo lawn and be consoled by Paul during the week while the hearing is conducted. Do not let it go for 30 years!
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:24am PT
There is no such thing like over bolting. The more the better!

:-0

Moose
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:27am PT



^^^

My HERO!!!...

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:52am PT
Buy more quickdraws.
Todd Townsend

Social climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:42am PT
It's probably best if we just chop the entire Mustache Wall and rebolt it in a 6'x6' grid. That way, no bolts will be too close together and routes can be described as a series of coordinates as you connect the dots up the rock. (ie. A1, B2, B3, C4, etc.)

Problem solved!
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:49am PT
6'x6' grid???

You can fall 12'+. That's just plain crazy. 4'x4', on the other hand...

Moose
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:51am PT
Make almost every climbing area wilderness so bolts can only be drilled by hand. That'll keep the BS bolts to a minimum.
ruppell

climber
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Todd

No need to chop the Mustache wall. Give it a few more years and it will be a 4x4 grid. Just let nature take it's course.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Sep 1, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
One way to deal with over bolting is to start a discussion thread on the Supertopo Forum. You could try that.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 1, 2014 - 12:30pm PT
Credit: apogee
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Sep 1, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
ROFL

I like the big wall poop tube rigged as a potato cannon !!!!

...enough direct hits and the bolters flee in terror
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Hassan, CHOP!

One of the best posts in any thread! Hilarious. Well done, sir. :-)
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
if the bolt is 6' away you only have to go 2' above the previous bolt to clip it and then you're only pulling out 4' of rope so only a 6' fall max.
if you do them 4' apart you're looking at a 4' fall and you could hit the rock right at the previous bolt.
OWIE!
They should be 3' max for safety
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Sep 1, 2014 - 05:59pm PT
lol, you are gumby, Gumby.

In your clipping scenario you would still fall 12'.

Don't forget to clip into the auto belay!

:-)

Moose

Edit: Also you would end up 10' below the previous bolt, instead of 6' when clipping at your tie-in point.

go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Sorry about that, you can chop bolts on my routes! :)
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
lol, you are gumby, Gumby.

In your clipping scenario you would still fall 12'.

Don't forget to clip into the auto belay!
dammit stop using math to prove i'm wrong. math isn't real.
couchmaster

climber
Sep 2, 2014 - 08:16am PT


If you can squeeze the bolts and hangers of a new route in close enough to an existing route, don't the hangers then get renamed "footholds"?

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