Category: Route Conditions

Loose Bolt on Hemp Liberation

Posted by Mike Volk on 06/19/13

Ed and I climbed Hemp Liberation two weeks ago. The second bolt is quiet loose. Moving past the bolt to the good holds out left is a little tricky for someone whose limit is in the upper 5.10 range. If you fall and pull the bolt you are on the ground fo… more »

Loose Anchor Bolt on Watermark

Posted by Mike Volk on 05/30/13

Reported by phone from the Pleasure Palace:The left bolt of the anchor on Watermark is loose. more »

Chopper Flake

Posted by Mike Volk on 04/24/13

Route condition e-mailed to SmithRock.com:[We] climbed at the Mole yesterday. Ended up climbing Chopper on TR with a buddy and near the top of the flake, the flake shifted. It is still in place but really seems like it is ready to come off. more »

Vomit Launch Bolt Replacement

Posted by alexclimbs on 03/05/13

Qb I think Vomit Launch could use a full bolt replacement. Almost alll the 3/8" wedge bolts have through the years apparently backed out, started to have loose SMC hangers and then someone would tighten them causing the stud to back further out of the… more »

Hangers Missing on "Guinness"

Posted by Mike Volk on 07/12/12

From an email sent to SmithRock.com:We were climbing at Smith Rock all last week, and one area we went to explore was the “Hello Kitty” cliff. The new book says there is a bolted 5.7 route on the right that veers left up to chains ("Guinness"-route #4… more »

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