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Sep 30, 2008, 5:36 PM

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Aiding Sandstone
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Ok guys,

I've been asked to pick up the slack above my buddies free climbing ability for some new routes on Sandstone this coming November.

I've led A3+ on granite, and A2 on limestone.

Alternatively I've never done anything to sandstone more than walked on some slick rock trails at Arches NP many moons ago.

According to some imagery we have the route is going to involve a lot of thin aid and I don't know what to take.

Of course I'll have my peckers and all my blades, but at what rate do copper/alumaheads become useful? Are only the big sizes useful, all of them, or none at all?

For blank sections I can't imagine that bat hooks are safe at all, so is the word to use bolts or to drill holes for baby angles? Somebody told me today that they did an FA far back in the day and they drilled mondo holes and drove 3/4"" angles into the holes for belays and bombproof pro if they needed it.


(This post was edited by austin.timm on Sep 30, 2008, 5:39 PM)

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Post edited by austin.timm () on Sep 30, 2008, 5:39 PM: Ambiguous Subject

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