There were definitely some original bolts on the that thing! One of the more unforgettable moments was when we finally got our ledge set up with the fly at belay 23, hung it off the one high rivit out of a museum collection of old bolts, and started drinking. Rob was quick to point out that if that one rivit failed, we would be COMPLETELY f-ed. Drunk, a the end of our tie-in, wrapped in nylon, and likely completely apathetic from being so damn tired. We laughed a bit and then both looked at each other and thought LIGHT THOUGHTS!
Hey ryan, nice send bro, and very awesome pictures. Glad you had a great time and sent a sick route. Hope to see you in the spring. I know exactly which cold day you speak of. I had promised rich i would take his noob friend phil up manure pile and show him the ropes. We kept waiting for it to get warmer and gave up a little after noon when it seemed to be getting colder and just started climbing with lots of clothes on. After topping out and walking to the base it started snowing pretty good. Watched and listened to a five man team for a while as they attempted to bail from the middle of nutcracker in these fun conditions.
Anyway, point is i was real cold. Hope your knee is doing better. Congrats on your send again