El Cap Cleanup and ARI Work – November, 2009

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I’m just back from Yosemite’s El Capitan where my partner, Clint, and I were up on the East Ledges descent doing a cleanup. We ended up removing four, old tattered, fix ropes (the fixed ropes on the popular East Ledges descent were OK and we left them untouched), mounds of tattered nylon webbing, three carabiners, a fixed pin, four rap rings, water jug, etc… just look at the photo of all the stuff we removed. We also removed three unnecessary 1/4″ rawl bolts and added an ARI stainless steel anchor at the third rappel of the eastern East Ledges descent. A long day, Bruce