I’ll be at Shelf Road the weekend of November 9-10 to help organize Bob D’Antonio’s Shelf Road Anchor Replacement Weekend. I helped out with last year’s event at Penitente Canyon and it was a lot of fun. The Penitente Event was very productive, but Shelf needs this much more badly in my opinion, so I was really excited when Bob contacted me. There are a lot of really sketchy old bolts at Shelf and the crag gets tremendous amounts of traffic. The objective will be to identify and replace any home-made bolts, damaged or excessively worn/lose bolts, and sketchy lowering anchors. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of bolting and bolt replacement.
The event should be a lot of fun as well. Bob’s pulled together free food and beer for the masses, there will be a gear giveaway, with lots of different companies throwing in gear, and I’m planning to give a slideshow on Saturday night. The slideshow will be about my new route development at Shelf over the last few years, how I became interested in pushing the standards at Shelf and what the future holds.
You don’t need to be a bolting master to participate. If you can turn a wrench you can help out, and even if you can’t do that, we can find something helpful for you to do. If nothing else, drop by to say, score some free beer and enjoy a free slideshow. Hope to see you there!